On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1970

Historical Events

  • 88 of the hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.
  • The Ford Pinto is introduced.

Famous Birthdays

  • Berry Richter, American hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Chris Garver, American tattoo artist and TV personality (Miami Ink), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Dan Hackett, American water polo goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Taraji P. Henson, American actress and singer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Ted Leo, American musician (Ted Leo and the Pharmacists), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • William Joppy, American professional boxer, born in Silver Spring, Maryland

Famous Deaths

  • Chester Morris, American actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), dies at 69
  • Ernst May, German architect and city planner (New Frankfurt), dies at 84
1970 Highlights

About September 11, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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