What Happened on September 21, 1970

Historical Events

Film & TV History

"Monday Night Football" created by Roone Arledge, 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

Sports History

Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0

  • Soviet space probe Luna 16 leaves the Moon
1970 History

Famous Birthdays

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

Samantha PowerSamantha Power (52 years old)

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

Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

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

About September 21, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
  • UK #1 Song: Band Of Gold - Freda Payne