On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1970

Historical Events

  • Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian king Hussain
  • Jose Velasco Ibarra re-elected president of Ecuador

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Paulus, Austrian tennis player (world #10 1996; 6 x WTA titles), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Hwang Jung-min, South Korean actor
  • Padma Lakshmi, Indian actress
  • Vanna, Croatian singer

Famous Weddings

Barry Gibb

"The Bee Gees" singer Barry Gibb (24) weds former Miss Edinburgh Linda Ann Gray

Bee Gees Singer Barry Gibb
Bee Gees Singer
Barry Gibb

Famous Deaths

  • Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), dies at 84
1970 Highlights

About September 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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