On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 1970

Historical Events

  • Donald Boyles sets record for highest parachute jump from a bridge, by leaping off of 1,053' Royal George Bridge in Colorado
  • Fighting between Arabic guerillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacks 4 planes and forces them to land at Dawson's Field, Jordan
  • White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games

Famous Birthdays

  • Tom Everett Scott, American actor (Dead Man on Campus), born in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
1970 Highlights

About September 7, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labor Day (United States), Labour Day (Canada)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo