On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Black September hijackings begin, three airliners hijacked and blown up by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Famous Birthdays

  • Clarence Weatherspoon, American NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Crawford, Mississippi
  • Neko Case, American musician (The New Pornographers), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Tomur Barnes, American NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers), born in McNair, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven, (b. 1894)