What Happened on September 3, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • After playing a NL record 1,117 consecutive MLB games, Chicago Cubs outfielder Billy Williams asks to sit out
  • Bill Halley & Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Indonesian president Suharto visits Netherlands

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia

Famous Birthdays

  • Gareth Southgate, English footballer
  • George Lynch, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Jeremy Glick, American United Airlines Flight 93 passenger (d. 2001)
  • Uzooma Okeke, CFL guard (Montreal Alouettes)

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Wilson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27

Person of interestVince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi, American football coach (Green Bay Packers), dies at 57

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi