What Happened on September 12, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court of Australia successfully defends title; beats Rosemary Casals 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals

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