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

Event of Interest

Indonesian president Suharto visits Netherlands

1970 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Gareth Southgate, English soccer midfielder (57 caps; Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough) and manager (Middlesborough, England), born in Watford, England
  • Jeremy Glick, American United Airlines Flight 93 passenger (d. 2001)
  • Uzooma Okeke, American CFL HOF guard (7 x CFL All Star; Shreveport Pirates, Ottawa Rough Riders, Montreal Alouettes), born in Beaumont, Texas
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

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

Vince Lombardi (1913-1970)

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

About September 3, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: War - Edwin Starr
  • UK #1 Song: The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley