On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1970

Historical Events

  • "Monday Night Football" premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21
  • KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • New York Times starts first modern op-ed page
  • Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0
  • Soviet space probe Luna 16 leaves the Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • John Cudia, American actor
  • Michael O'Shea, Canadian CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts), born in North Bay, Ontario

Person of interestSamantha Power

Samantha Power, Irish American author and diplomat (US Ambassador to the UN), born in Dublin, Ireland

Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power
Journalist and Diplomat
Samantha Power

Famous Deaths

  • Gijsbert Friedhoff, Dutch architect (Wibautstrat tax office, Amsterdam), dies at 78
1970 Highlights

About September 21, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo