Historical Events on November 12, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103
  • Cyclone Bhola makes landfall in East Pakistan (Bangladesh) killing up to 500,000, making it the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded
  • Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell
  • The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is formed; the NIHE gradually took over control of the building and allocation of public sector housing in Northern Ireland