What Happened on September 4, 1970

Historical Events

  • -5) 29.0 cm rainfall at Workman Creek, Arizona (state record)
  • An Irish Republican Army (IRA) member, Michael Kane (35), is killed in the premature explosion of the bomb he was planting at an electricity transformer in Belfast

Election of Interest

Marxist Salvador Allende wins a narrow plurality of votes in Chile's presidential election

  • Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova defects to the West while on tour with the Kirov Ballet in London and is granted political asylum
1970 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Cari Read, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Dave Buchwald, American hacker and filmmaker, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Igor Cavalera, Brazilian musician (Sepultura), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Ione Skye, British-born American actress (Say Anything), born in Hampstead, London
  • Janae Lautenschlager, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Canoga Park California
  • Luis Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Cidra, Puerto Rico
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • James M. Taylor, American USAF officer and astronaut, killed during a training mission at 39

About September 4, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 9 months and 4 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