On This Day

What Happened on September 13, 1970

Historical Events

  • IBM announces System 370 computer
  • New York City Marathon: inaugural event won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38
  • Palestine guerillas conquer Irbid Jordania

US Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Ken Rosewall wins second US title; beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3; first major in which tiebreak used to decide sets at 6-6

Famous Birthdays

  • Louise Lombard, British actress (The House of Eliott), born in Redbridge, London, England
  • Marc Latupeirissa, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
  • Martín Herrera, Argentine footballer, born in Río Cuarto, Argentina
  • Yuki Matsuoka, Japanese voice actress, born in Hirano-ku, Osaka, Japan
1970 Highlights

About September 13, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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