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
Born in 1970

Famous Weddings

Barry Gibb

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

Famous Deaths

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

About September 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: War - Edwin Starr
  • UK #1 Song: The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley