What Happened on September 12, 1970

Historical Events

  • Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.
  • Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971
  • Soviet unmanned spacecraft Luna 16 launched to the moon
  • Supersonic airliner Concorde lands for the 1st time at Heathrow airport
  • US LSD professor Timothy Leary escapes from California jail

US Open Women's Tennis

US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Margaret Court of Australia completes Grand Slam; beats American Rosemary Casals 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

1970 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Nathan Larson, American guitarist and composer (Shudder To Think, Hot One), born in Maryland
  • Rebecca Joyce, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
Born in 1970

About September 12, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: War - Edwin Starr
  • UK #1 Song: Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles