On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1970

Historical Events

  • John Creach joins Jefferson Airplane
  • MLB Championship Series both end on the same day with same score; (AL) Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3-0; (NL) Cincinnati Reds down Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0; Orioles win WS, 4-1
  • PBS becomes a US television network.
  • Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross

Famous Birthdays

  • Audie Pitre, American bass guitarist (Acid Bath), born in Lousiana (d. 1997)
  • Josie Bissett, American actress (Jane Mancini-Melrose Place), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mark Luijpers, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Cadier en Keer, Netherlands
  • South Park Mexican [Carlos Coy], American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • Thomas Randolph, American NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Tina Poitras, Canadian 10k walker (Olympics 1996), born in Thompson, Canada
  • Tord Gustavsen, Norwegian jazz pianist and composer (Tord Gustavsen Trio), born in Oslo, Norway
1970 Highlights

About October 5, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra