What Happened on September 8, 1970

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
  • Lars Vogt, German concert pianist, conductor, and educator, born in Düren, West Germany (d. 2022)
  • Neko Case, American singer-songwriter (The New Pornographers), born in Alexandria, Virginia
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven, (b. 1894)
1970 Highlights

About September 8, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: War - Edwin Starr
  • UK #1 Song: Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles