On This Day

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende
  • Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova defects to the West while on tour with the Kirov Ballet in London and is granted political asylum

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

Famous Deaths

  • James M. Taylor, American USAF officer and astronaut, killed during a training mission at 39
1970 Highlights

About September 4, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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