On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1970

Historical Events

  • After playing a NL record 1,117 consecutive MLB games, Chicago Cubs outfielder Billy Williams asks to sit out

Music History

Bill Haley & His Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia

Historic Event

Indonesian president Suharto visits Netherlands


Famous Birthdays

  • Gareth Southgate, English manager of English national side and footballer (Aston Villa, Middlesbrough), born in Watford, England
  • George Lynch, American basketball forward and college coach (Charlotte/NO Hornets; UNC NCAA title 1993), born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • Jeremy Glick, American United Airlines Flight 93 passenger (d. 2001)
  • Uzooma Okeke, American born CFL guard (Montreal Alouettes), born in Beaumont, Texas

Famous Deaths

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

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Green Bay Packers 1959-67; NFL Coach of the Year 1959, 61; Super Bowl 1967, 68), dies at 57


1970 Highlights

About September 3, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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