Famous birthdays, deaths and events of 1970
January 1 - Gabriel Jarret, American actor January 1 - Shelley O'Donnell, Australian netballer January 1 - Kimberly Page, American actress January 2 - Royce Clayton, American baseball player January 2 - Robert Fertitta, American opera singer January 2 - Sanda Ladoşi, Romanian singer January 3 - Mahaya Petrosian, Iranian actress January 3 - Christian Duguay, American comic actor January 3 - Matt Ross, American actor January 4 - Chris Kanyon, American professional wrestler January 5 - Rick Campanelli, Canadian TV presenter January 6 - Julie Chen, American television presenter January 6 - Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player January 7 - Doug E. Doug, American actor January 7 - Joao Ricardo, Angolan footballer January 8 - Rachel Friend, Australian actress January 9 - Lara Fabian, Belgian singer January 9 - Alex Staropoli, Italian keyboardist (Rhapsody Of Fire) January 10 - Marcus Bagwell, American professional wrestler January 10 - Alisa Maric, Serbian-born American chess grandmaster January 11 - Joy Nilo, Filipino Composer January 11 - Malcolm D. Lee, American actor January 12 - Raekwon, American rapper January 12 - Zack de la Rocha, American musician (Rage Against the Machine) January 13 - Keith Coogan, American actor January 13 - Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (d. 2004) January 13 - Shonda Rhimes, American screenwriter/creator Grey's Anatomy January 14 - Gene Snitsky, American professional wrestler January 15 - Shane McMahon, American professional wrestler January 16 - Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author January 16 - Brendan O'Hare, Scottish drummer (Teenage Fanclub January 16 - Ron Villone, American baseball player January 17 - Jeremy Roenick, American ice hockey player January 17 - Genndy Tartakovsky, Russian-born animator January 17 - James Wattana, Thai snooker player January 18 - DJ Quik, American rapper January 18 - Peter van Petegem, Belgian cyclist January 19 - Kathleen Smet, Belgian triathlete January 19 - Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian January 20 - Mitch Benn, UK comedian January 20 - Kerri Kenney-Silver, American actress January 20 - Skeet Ulrich, American actor January 21 - Ken Leung, American actor January 21 - Mark Trojanowski, American musician (Sister Hazel) January 22 - Abraham Olano, Spanish cyclist January 23 - Spiridon Vasdekis, Greek long jumper January 23 - Tracey Cherelle Jones, American actress January 24 - Matthew Lillard, American actor January 26 - Kirk Franklin, American singer January 26 - Tracy Middendorf, American actress January 27 - Jon Douglas Rainey, American TV personality January 27 - Emmanuel Pahud, French-Swiss flautist January 29 - Heather Graham, American actress January 29 - Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Indian shooter January 29 - Jörg Hoffmann, German swimmer January 31 - Minnie Driver, British actress February 1 - Malik Sealy, American basketball player (d. 2000) February 1 - Yasuyuki Kazama, Japanese racing driver February 2 - C. Ernst Harth, Canadian actor February 2 - Nikolaos Michopoulos, Greek footballer February 2 - Roar Strand, Norwegian footballer February 2 - Jennifer Westfeldt, American actress February 3 - Oscar Cordoba, Colombian footballer February 3 - Warwick Davis, British actor February 4 - Gabrielle Anwar, English actress February 6 - Per Frandsen, Danish footballer February 8 - John Filan, Australian footballer February 8 - Alonzo Mourning, American basketball player February 9 - Glenn McGrath, Australian cricketer February 10 - Alberto Castillo, Dominican baseball player February 10 - Nobushige Kumakubo, Japanese racing driver February 10 - Noureddine Naybet, Moroccan footballer February 10 - Myrea Pettit, British illustrator February 11 - Fredrik Thordendal, Swedish musician February 12 - Jim Creeggan, Canadian bassist (Barenaked Ladies) February 13 - Karoline Krüger, Norwegian singer February 14 - Giuseppe Guerini, Italian cyclist February 14 - Simon Pegg, British comedian and actor February 15 - Craig Gass, American impressionist and comedian February 16 - D.J. Wallis, American fitness competitor February 16 - Serdar Ortac, Turkish popstar February 16 - Angelo Peruzzi, Italian footballer February 17 - Tim Mahoney, American musician (311) February 17 - Tommy Moe, American Olympic skier February 17 - Dominic Purcell, English-born actor February 18 - Raine Maida, Canadian musician (Our Lady Peace) February 18 - Susan Egan, American actress February 21 - Michael Slater, Australian cricketer February 22 - Dominic Roussel, Canadian ice hockey player February 23 - Marie-Josée Croze, French Canadian actress February 23 - Niecy Nash, American actress February 24 - Jeff Garcia, American football player February 24 - Jonathan Ward, American television and movie actor February 24 - Kienast quintuplets, American quintuplets February 25 - Julie Hesmondhalgh, English actress February 27 - Michael A. Burstein, American writer February 27 - Kent Desormeaux, American jockey February 27 - Patricia Petibon, French opera singer February 28 - Daniel Handler, American writer February 28 - Noureddine Morceli, Algerian athlete March 3 - Julie Bowen, American actress March 3 - Inzamam-ul-Haq, Pakistani cricketer March 4 - Andrea Bendewald, American actress March 4 - Àlex Crivillé, Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle road racer March 5 - John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers) March 5 - Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress March 8 - Jason Elam, American football player March 9 - Martin Johnson, English rugby player March 9 - Shannon Leto, American drummer and occasional actor (30 Seconds to Mars) March 10 - Matt Barlow, American singer (Iced Earth) March 12 - Dave Eggers, American writer March 12 - Roy Khan, Norwegian singer (Kamelot) March 12 - John Nemechek, American NASCAR driver (d. 1997) March 13 - Tim Story, American film director March 14 - Ebru Kavaklıoğlu, Russian athlete March 14 - Meredith Salenger, American actress March 15 - Derek Parra, American speed skater March 16 - Paul Oscar (Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson), Icelandic pop singer March 16 - Joakim Berg, Swedish singer March 17 - Gene Ween, American Musician (Ween) March 17 - Yanic Truesdale, Canadian actor March 18 - Queen Latifah, American singer and actress March 20 - Michael Rapaport, American actor March 22 - Andreas Johnson, Swedish singer March 22 - Leontien van Moorsel, Dutch cyclist March 24 - Lara Flynn Boyle, American actress March 24 - Sharon Corr, Irish musician (The Corrs) March 24 - Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer March 24 - Mike Vanderjagt, Canadian football player March 25 - Kari Matchett, Canadian actress, March 26 - Paul Bosvelt, Dutch football player March 26 - Martin McDonagh, Anglo-Irish playwright and film director March 27 - Mariah Carey, American soul/dance-pop singer March 27 - Brent Fitz, Canadian musician (Theory of a Deadman) March 27 - Brendan Hill, British drummer (Blues Traveler) March 27 - Elizabeth Mitchell, American actress March 28 - Vince Vaughn, American actor March 30 - Secretariat, American racehorse (d. 1989) April 1 - Sung Hi Lee, Korean-born model April 2 - Roselyn Sanchez, Puerto Rican actress April 4 - Barry Pepper, Canadian actor April 4 - Michael Schwartz, American turntablist April 5 - Thea Gill, Canadian actress April 5 - Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter (Cibo Matto) April 6 - Olaf Kölzig, South African-born ice hockey player April 6 - Huang Xiaomin, Chinese swimmer April 7 - Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian pianist April 10 - Matt Barlow, American musician April 10 - Enrico Ciccone, Canadian ice hockey player April 10 - Leonard Dorin, Canadian boxer April 10 - Kenny Lattimore, American singer April 10 - Mike Mushok, American musician April 10 - Q-Tip, American musician April 11 - Trevor Linden, Canadian ice hockey player April 11 - Delroy Pearson, former singer April 11 - Johnny Messner, American actor April 12 - Nick Hexum, American musician April 13 - Monty Brown, American professional wrestler April 13 - Gerry Creaney, Scottish footballer April 13 - Rick Schroder, American actor April 13 - Szilveszter Csollány, Hungarian gymnast April 13 - Ricardo Rincon, Mexican baseball player April 14 - Shizuka Kudō, Japanese singer April 14 - Emre Altuğ, Turkish singer April 15 - Flex Alexander, American actor April 16 - Walt Williams, American basketball player April 17 - Redman, American rapper April 18 - Greg Eklund, American musician April 18 - Rico Brogna, American baseball player April 19 - Kelly Holmes, English athlete April 19 - Luis Miguel, Mexican pop-singer April 20 - Shemar Moore, American actor April 20 - Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer April 21 - Glen Hansard, Irish songwriter and actor April 21 - Rob Riggle, American comedian April 21 - Nicole Sullivan, American actress April 22 - Andrea Giani, Italian volleyball player April 22 - Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress April 23 - Scott Bairstow, American actor April 23 - Andrew Gee, Australian rugby league footballer April 23 - Dennis Bayne Culp, American singer/songwriter April 23 - Sadao Abe, Japanese actor April 24 - Damien Fleming, Australian cricketer April 25 - Jason Lee, American actor April 25 - Tionne Watkins, American singer April 26 - Melania Trump, Slovenian model April 26 - Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, American singer (TLC) April 27 - Kylie Travis, English actress and model April 28 - Nicklas Lidström, Swedish ice hockey player April 28 - Diego Simeone, Argentine footballer April 29 - Andre Agassi, American tennis player April 29 - China Forbes, American singer and songwriter (Pink Martini) April 29 - Uma Thurman, American actress April 30 - Ken Stanton, American Radio Personality May 4 - Gregg Alexander, American musician (New Radicals) May 4 - Paul Wiseman, New Zealand cricketer May 5 - Kyan Douglas, American TV-personality May 5 - Juan Acevedo, baseball player May 5 - LaPhonso Ellis, American basketball player May 5 - Will Arnett, Canadian-American actor May 5 - Soheil Ayari, French racer May 6 - Kavan Smith, Canadian actor May 8 - Luis Enrique, Spanish football player May 9 - Doug Christie, American basketball player May 9 - Ghostface Killah, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan) May 10 - Perry Blake, Irish singer/songwriter May 10 - Dallas Roberts, American actor May 10 - David Weir, Scottish footballer May 11 - Nicky Katt, American actor May 11 - Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer May 12 - Jim Furyk, American golfer May 12 - Samantha Mathis, American actress May 12 - Steve Palframan, South African cricketer May 12 - Mike Weir, Canadian golfer May 15 - Martin Rossiter, Welsh Musician May 15 - Frank de Boer, Dutch football player May 15 - Ronald de Boer, Dutch football player May 15 - Desmond Howard, American football player May 15 - Rod Smith, American football player May 16 - Gabriella Sabatini, Argentine tennis player May 16 - Danielle Spencer, Australian singer and actress May 17 - Jordan Knight, American singer (New Kids on the Block) May 17 - Hubert Davis, American basketball player May 17 - Angelica Agurbash, Belarusian singer May 18 - Tina Fey, American writer/actress May 19 - Choi Kyung-Ju, South Korean professional golfer May 19 - Jason Gray-Stanford, Canadian actor May 20 - Louis Theroux, British television presenter May 20 - Terrell Brandon, American basketball player May 21 - Dorsey Levens, former American football player May 21 - Carl Veart, Australian former footballer May 22 - Naomi Campbell, English model and actress May 22 - Pedro Diniz, Brazilian Formula One driver May 23 - Yigal Amir, Israeli assassin of Yitzhak Rabin May 23 - Nanette Burstein, American director/producer May 23 - Bryan Herta, American race car driver May 23 - Blake Schwendiman, American author May 24 - Tommy Page, American singer May 25 - Joey Eischen, American baseball player May 25 - Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush, American actresses May 25 - Jamie Kennedy, American actor May 25 - Satsuki Yukino, Seiyuu May 27 - Joseph Fiennes, English actor May 27 - Michele Bartoli, Italian cyclist May 27 - Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (d. 2002) May 28 - Morgan Fox, Canadian model and 1990 Playboy playmate May 28 - Ian Cashmore, English actor and paranormal investigator May 28 - Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (d. 2002) May 29 - Natarsha Belling, Australian news presenter May 30 - Flora Chan, Hong Kong television actress June 1 - Alexi Lalas, American soccer player June 1 - Karen Mulder, Dutch supermodel June 1 - R. Madhavan, Indian actor June 2 - Andy McCollum, American football player June 2 - B-Real, American rapper (Cypress Hill) June 3 - Esther Hart, Dutch singer June 3 - Julie Masse, French Canadian singer June 3 - Peter Tägtgren, Swedish musician (Hypocrisy) and producer June 3 - Ammon McNeely, American rock climber June 4 - Richie Hawtin, Canadian musician June 4 - David Pybus, British musician June 5 - Martin Gelinas, Canadian hockey player June 6 - Eugeni Berzin, Russian cyclist June 6 - Sarah Dessen, American author June 6 - Albert Ferrer, Spanish footballer June 6 - Anthony Norris, American professional wrestler June 6 - James Shaffer, American rock musician (Korn) June 7 - Mike Modano, American ice hockey player June 7 - Cafu, Brazilian football player June 7 - Andrei Kovalenko, Russian ice hockey player June 8 - Teresa Strasser, American Morning Radio Host June 8 - Kelli Williams, American actress June 8 - Troy Vincent, American footballer June 10 - Mike Doughty, American singer June 11 - Chris Rice, singer/songwriter June 12 - Gordon Michael Woolvett, Canadian actor June 13 - Chris Cairns, New Zealand cricketer June 13 - Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer) June 13 - Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (d. 2004) June 15 - Leah Remini, American actress June 15 - Gaëlle Méchaly, French soprano June 16 - Clifton Collins Jr., American actor June 16 - Cobi Jones, American soccer player June 16 - Phil Mickelson, American golfer June 17 - Stéphane Fiset, Canadian ice hockey player June 17 - Will Forte, American writer June 17 - Jason Hanson, American football player June 17 - Michael Showalter, American comedian June 17 - Sasha Sokol, Mexican singer and actress June 18 - Greg Yaitanes, American television and film director June 19 - Quincy Watts, American athlete June 19 - Brian Welch, American guitarist June 19 - Antonis Remos, Greek singer June 20 - Bruce Woodcock, American computer games analyst June 21 - Sindee Coxx, American pornographic actress June 21 - Pete Rock, American rapper/producer June 22 - Steven Page, Canadian singer (Barenaked Ladies) June 23 - Robert Brooks, American football player June 23 - Martin Deschamps, Quebec rock singer June 23 - Yann Tiersen, French musician June 24 - Glenn Medeiros, American singer June 25 - Lucy Benjamin, British actress June 25 - Erki Nool, Estonian decathlete June 25 - Roope Latvala, Finnish musician June 26 - Paul Thomas Anderson, American filmmaker June 26 - Irv Gotti, American record producer June 26 - Sean Hayes, American actor June 26 - Matt Letscher, American actor June 26 - Chris O'Donnell, American actor June 26 - Nick Offerman, American actor June 27 - John Eales, Australian Rugby Player June 27 - Jim Edmonds, American baseball player June 28 - Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer June 28 - Steve Burton, American actor June 28 - Mike White, American filmmaker and actor June 29 - Mike Vallely, American skateboarder June 29 - Emily Skinner, American actress and singer June 30 - Brian Bloom, American actor June 30 - Mark Grudzielanek, American baseball player July 1 - Henry Simmons, American actor July 1 - Melissa Peterman, American actress July 2 - Yancy Butler, American actress July 2 - Colin Edwin, Australian musician (Porcupine Tree) July 2 - Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler July 2 - Monie Love, English rapper July 2 - Steve Morrow, Irish footballer July 3 - Teemu Selänne, Finnish ice hockey player July 3 - Shawnee Smith, American actress July 3 - Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist July 4 - Tony Vidmar, Australian former footballer July 5 - Mac Dre, American rapper (d. 2004) July 6 - Inspectah Deck, American rapper July 6 - Martin Smith, English singer (Delirious?) July 7 - Wayne McCullough, Irish boxer July 7 - Erik Zabel, German cyclist July 7 - Robia LaMorte, American actress and dancer July 8 - Beck, American singer July 9 - Trent Green, American footballer July 10 - Helen Sjöholm, Swedish singer and actress July 10 - Adam Hills, Australian comedian July 10 - Gary LeVox, American singer (Rascal Flatts) July 10 - Jason Orange, UK pop singer and dancer (Take That) July 10 - John Simm, British actor July 11 - Justin Chambers, American actor July 12 - Brian Lee Byung-Hun, South Korean actor July 13 - Barry Pinches, English snooker player July 14 - Nina Siemaszko, American actress July 16 - Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai film director July 17 - Mandy Smith, English model and singer July 21 - Shawn Stasiak, American professional wrestler July 22 - Jason Becker, American musician July 22 - Craig Baird, New Zealander racing driver July 22 - Sergei Zubov, Russian ice hockey player July 23 - Charisma Carpenter, American actress July 23 - Thea Dorn, German writer July 24 - Stephanie Adams, American model and author July 26 - Joan Wasser, American singer and musician July 27 - Nikolaj Coster Waldau, Danish actor July 28 - Michael Amott, Swedish guitarist (Arch Enemy) July 28 - Isabelle Brasseur, Canadian figure skater July 28 - Paul Strang, Former Zimbabwian cricketer July 29 - John Rennie, Former Zimbabwean cricketer July 30 - Christopher Nolan, English film director July 31 - Ahmad Akbarpour, Iranian writer August 1 - David James, English footballer August 2 - Tony Amonte, American ice hockey player August 2 - Kevin Smith, American director and screenwriter August 2 - Philo Wallace, West-Indian cricketer August 3 - Stephen Carpenter, American musician (Deftones) August 4 - John August, American screenwriter August 4 - Jarrod Donoman, American filmmaker August 4 - Steven Jack, South African cricketer August 5 - James Gunn, American filmmaker August 6 - M. Night Shyamalan, Indian/American film director August 6 - Erwin Thijs, Belgian cyclist August 8 - Trev Alberts, American football player August 8 - Pascal Duquenne, Belgian actor August 9 - Rod Brind'Amour, hockey player August 9 - Thomas Lennon, American actor August 9 - Arion Salazar, American musician (Third Eye Blind) August 10 - Bret Hedican, American ice hockey player August 10 - Jeff Mangum, American musician August 10 - Steve Mautone, Australian footballer August 10 - Brendon Julian, Former Australian cricketer August 11 - Andy Bell, English musician (Ride August 12 - Anthony Swofford, American novelist August 12 - Charles Mesure, British actor August 13 - Will Clarke, American novelist August 13 - Elvis Grbac, American football player August 13 - Matt Hyson, American professional wrestler August 13 - Alan Shearer, English footballer August 15 - Anthony Anderson, American comedian and actor August 15 - Maddie Corman, American actress August 16 - Bonnie Bernstein, American sportscaster August 16 - Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (d. 1995) August 16 - Killah Priest, American rapper August 16 - Manisha Koirala, Indian actress August 16 - Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor August 17 - Jim Courier, American tennis player August 17 - Oyvind Leonhardsen, Norwegian footballer August 18 - Jessica Hsuan, Hong Kong actress August 18 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner, American actor August 19 - Fat Joe, American rapper August 19 - Jeff Tam, Major League Baseball Player August 20 - Els Callens, Belgian tennis player August 20 - John D. Carmack, American computer game programmer August 20 - Fred Durst, American singer (Limp Bizkit) August 21 - Nathan Jones, American professional wrestler August 21 - Erik Dekker, Dutch cyclist August 22 - Charlie Connelly, English writer August 22 - Giada De Laurentiis, Italian/American chef and television host August 23 - Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian August 23 - River Phoenix, American actor (d. 1993) August 23 - Brad Mehldau, American pianist August 24 - Tugay Kerimoğlu, Turkish footballer August 25 - Robert Horry, American basketball player August 25 - Jo Dee Messina, American country music singer August 25 - Claudia Schiffer, German model August 26 - Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian athlete August 26 - Brett Schultz, South African cricketer August 27 - Peter Ebdon, English snooker player August 27 - Tony Kanal, English-born musician (No Doubt) August 27 - Jeff Kenna, Irish footballer August 27 - Jim Thome, American baseball player August 27 - Andy Bichel, Australian cricketer August 27 - Mark Ilott, England cricketer August 28 - Sherrié Austin, Australian actress/singer August 28 - Rick Recht, Jewish singer August 30 - Michael Wong Guang Liang, Chinese Malaysian singer August 31 - Deborah Gibson, American singer August 31 - Queen Rania of Jordan, August 31 - Arie van Lent, Dutch-German footballer August 31 - Zack Ward, Canadian actor September 1 - Hwang Jung-min, South Korean actor September 1 - Padma Lakshmi, Indian actress September 1 - Mitsou, Quebec singer September 1 - Vanna, Croatian singer September 3 - Jeremy Glick, American United Airlines Flight 93 passenger (d. 2001) September 3 - Gareth Southgate, English footballer September 4 - Dave Buchwald, American hacker and film maker September 4 - Igor Cavalera, Brazilian drummer (Sepultura) September 4 - Daisy Dee, West Indian-born singer September 5 - Steve Burton, American actor September 5 - Kim Hye-su, South Korean actress and model September 5 - Liam Lynch, American musician (Sifl and Olly) September 5 - Mohammad Rafique, Bangladeshi cricketer September 6 - Paul Miller, American composer and author September 7 - Tom Everett Scott, American actor September 8 - Neko Case, American musician September 8 - Latrell Sprewell, American basketball player September 8 - Yuji Nishizawa, Japanese hijacker September 9 - Natalia Streignard, Venezuelan actress September 10 - Paula Kelley, musician September 11 - Taraji P. Henson, American actress and singer September 11 - William Joppy, American boxer September 11 - Ted Leo, American musician September 11 - Laura Wright, American actress September 12 - Nathan Larson, American guitarist and composer (Shudder To Think September 13 - Martín Herrera, former Argentine footballer September 13 - Louise Lombard, British actress September 13 - Yuki Matsuoka, Japanese voice actress September 13 - Jason Scott Sadofsky, American programmer September 14 - Ben Garant, American actor September 14 - Craig Montoya, American musician (Everclear) September 14 - Francesco Casagrande, Italian cyclist September 16 - Mark Schultz, American musician September 17 - Mark Brunell, American football player September 18 - Darren Gough, English cricketer September 18 - Aisha Tyler, American actress and comedian September 19 - Dan Bylsma, National Hockey League player September 19 - Gilbert Dionne, National Hockey League player September 19 - Takanori Nishikawa, Japanese pop/rock singer September 19 - Victor Williams, American actor September 20 - Moon Bloodgood, American actress and model September 21 - John Cudia, American actor September 21 - Bridget Moynahan, American model and actress September 22 - Mike Matheny, American baseball player September 22 - Mystikal, American rapper September 22 - Rupert Penry-Jones, English actor September 22 - Emmanuel Petit, French footballer September 23 - Ani DiFranco, American musician September 23 - Georgios Koltsidas, Greek footballer September 25 - Aja Kong, Japanese professional wrestler September 25 - Dean Ween, American musician (Ween) September 26 - Rachel Jacobs, American actress September 26 - Sheri Moon Zombie, American actress September 27 - Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese professional shogi player September 27 - Tamara Taylor, American actress(Bones) September 28 - Mike DeJean, American baseball player September 28 - Gualter Salles, Brazilian racing driver September 29 - Yoshihiro Tajiri, Japanese professional wrestler September 29 - Natasha Gregson Wagner, American actress September 29 - Emily Lloyd, British actress September 29 - Nicolás Pereira, Venezuelan tennis player September 30 - Mark Smith, English body builder October 1 - Gam Wu-seong, South Korean actor October 1 - Alexei Zhamnov, Russian ice hockey player October 2 - Eddie Guardado, American baseball relief pitcher October 2 - Kelly Ripa, American actress October 2 - Maribel Verdú, Spanish actress October 4 - Richard Hancox, English footballer October 5 - Josie Bissett, American actress October 5 - Audie Pitre, bass guitarist (d. 1996) October 5 - South Park Mexican, American rapper October 6 - Darren Oliver, American baseball player October 6 - Amy Jo Johnson, American actress and singer October 7 - Nicole Ari Parker, American actress October 8 - Matt Damon, American actor October 8 - Soon-Yi Previn, Korean American actress October 9 - Kenny Anderson, American basketball player October 9 - Park Sang-min, South Korean actor October 9 - Savannah, American pornographic actress (d. 1994) October 9 - Annika Sörenstam, Swedish golfer October 9 - Jason Butler Harner, American actor October 10 - Dean Kiely, Irish footballer October 10 - Silke Kraushaar-Pielach, German luger October 10 - Bai Ling, Chinese American actress October 10 - Corinna May, German singer October 10 - Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian athlete October 10 - Sir Matthew Pinsent, English rower October 11 - Chidi Ahanotu, American football player October 11 - Andy Marriott, English footballer October 11 - U-God, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan) October 11 - Constance Zimmer, American actress October 12 - Kirk Cameron, American actor October 12 - Tanyon Sturtze, American baseball player October 12 - Charlie Ward, American pro basketball player October 12 - Julian, American pornographic actor October 13 - Serena Altschul, American reporter October 13 - Mel Jackson, American actor and R&B musician October 13 - Paul Potts, British Opera singer and winner of Britain's Got Talent October 14 - Jim Jackson, American basketball player October 14 - Daniela Peštová, Czech supermodel October 14 - Jon Seda, Puerto Rican actor October 14 - Pär Zetterberg, Swedish football player October 15 - Eric Benét, American singer October 16 - Mehmet Scholl, German footballer October 17 - Anil Kumble, Indian cricketer October 17 - John Mabry, American baseball player October 17 - Blues Saraceno, American guitarist October 18 - Doug Mirabelli, American baseball player October 19 - Chris Kattan, American comedian and actor October 20 - Chavo Guerrero, Jr. October 21 - Louis Koo, Hong Kong actor. October 22 - Amy Redford, American actress October 23 - Grant Imahara, American TV Mythbuster October 25 - J.A. Adande, American sports columnist October 25 - Adam Goldberg, American actor October 25 - Adam Pascal, American actor October 25 - Ed Robertson, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies) October 26 - Lisa Ryder, American actress October 26 - Dian Bachar, American actor October 27 - Felix Bwalya, Zambian boxer October 27 - Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer (Cradle of Filth) October 29 - Edwin van der Sar, Dutch footballer October 29 - Phillip Cocu, Dutch footballer October 30 - Maja Tatic, Bosnia singer October 30 - Tory Belleci, American TV Mythbuster October 30 - Nia Long, American actress October 30 - Ekaterini Voggoli, Greek discus thrower October 30 - Ben Bailey, American host of the game show Cash Cab October 31 - Linn Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base) October 31 - Rogers Stevens, American guitarist (Blind Melon) October 31 - Mitch Harris, American guitarist (Napalm Death October 31 - Johnny Moeller, American blues guitarist October 31 - Steve Trachsel, American baseball player November 2 - Sharmell Sullivan, American professional wrestling valet November 4 - Tim DeBoom, American triathlete November 5 - Javy López, baseball player November 5 - Tamzin Outhwaite, English actress November 6 - Ethan Hawke, American actor November 7 - Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician (The Divine Comedy) November 7 - Andy Houston, American NASCAR driver November 7 - Marc Rosset, Swiss tennis player November 7 - Morgan Spurlock, American director and producer November 8 - José Francisco Porras, Costa Rican footballer November 8 - Diana King, Jamaican singer November 9 - Chris Jericho, Canadian wrestler and musician (Fozzy) November 9 - Susan Tedeschi, American musician November 9 - Guido Görtzen, Dutch volleyball player November 9 - Scarface, American rapper November 9 - Domino, American music producer November 10 - Warren G, American rapper November 10 - Freddy Loix, Belgian rally driver November 11 - Lee Battersby, Australian author November 12 - Donna Adamo, American female professional wrestler November 12 - Tonya Harding, American figure skater November 12 - Craig Parker, New Zealand actor November 12 - Harvey Stephens, British child actor November 14 - David Wesley, American basketball player November 15 - Jack Ingram, American singer and songwriter November 15 - Patrick Mboma, Cameroonian footballer November 16 - Martha Plimpton, American actress November 17 - Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth) November 18 - Elizabeth Anne Allen, American actress November 18 - Mike Epps, American actor November 18 - Megyn Kelly, American television news anchor November 18 - Johan Liiva, Sweden vocalist (Arch Enemy) November 18 - Peta Wilson, Australian actress November 19 - Justin Chancellor, English bassist (Tool) November 20 - Delia Gonzalez, American boxer November 20 - Geoffrey Keezer, American jazz pianist November 20 - Joe Zaso, American actor November 21 - Justin Langer, Australian cricketer November 22 - Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lankan cricketeer November 22 - Stel Pavlou, British novelist November 23 - Zoë Ball, British television and radio presenter November 23 - Oded Fehr, Israeli actor November 24 - Julieta Venegas, Mexican singer November 24 - Doug Brien, American football placekicker November 26 - Dave Hughes, Australian comedian November 26 - John Amaechi, American basketball player November 26 - Alex Taylor, Argentinian porn star November 27 - Patricia Zentilli, Canadian actress November 28 - Álex López Morón, Spanish tennis player November 29 - Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer November 30 - Robert Griffith, American football player December 1 - Jouko Ahola, Finnish strongman December 1 - Kirk Rueter, American baseball player December 1 - Sarah Silverman, American actress and comedian December 2 - Treach, American rapper (Naughty by Nature) December 3 - Paul Byrd, American baseball player December 3 - Lindsey Hunter, American basketball player December 3 - Christian Karembeu, French footballer December 4 - Kevin Sussman, American actor December 4 - Sylvester Terkay, American wrestler December 5 - Kevin Haller, Canadian ice hockey player December 6 - Isabelle Arnould, Belgian swimmer December 6 - Ulf Ekberg, Swedish musician (Ace of Base) December 6 - Michaela Schaffrath, German actress December 7 - Carmen Campuzano, Mexican actress and fashion model December 9 - Kara DioGuardi, American songwriter December 12 - Mädchen Amick, American actress December 12 - Jennifer Connelly, American actress December 12 - Regina Hall, American actress December 14 - Nadine Garner, Australian actress December 14 - Anna Maria Jopek, Polish singer December 14 - Beth Orton, English singer-songwriter December 15 - Frankie Dettori, Italian jockey December 15 - Michael Shanks, Canadian actor December 17 - Sean Patrick Thomas, American actor December 18 - Anthony Catanzaro, American fitness model December 18 - Cowboy Troy, American rapper December 18 - DMX, American rapper and actor December 18 - Miles Marshall Lewis, American author December 18 - Victoria Pratt, Canadian actress and fitness model December 18 - Rob Van Dam, American professional wrestler December 19 - Tyson Beckford, American model December 20 - Nicole DeBoer, Canadian actress December 20 - Grant Flower, Zimbabwean cricketer December 23 - Catriona LeMay Doan, Canadian speed skater December 23 - Raymont Harris, American football player December 24 - Amaury Nolasco, American actor December 24 - Will Oldham, American singer and songwriter December 26 - James Mercer, American musician (The Shins) December 26 - Krissada Terrence, Thai singer and actor December 27 - Brendon Cook, Australian racing driver December 27 - Lorenzo Neal, American football player December 28 - Francesca Le, American porn star December 29 - Aled Jones, Welsh singer December 29 - Hidetoshi Mitsusada, Japanese racing driver December 29 - Glen Phillips, American musician (Toad The Wet Sprocket) December 29 - Kevin Weisman, American actor December 31 - Bryon Russell, American basketball player
January 3 - Gladys Aylward, British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (b. 1902) January 5 - Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (b. 1896) January 5 - Roberto Gerhard, Catalan composer (b. 1896) January 8 - Georges Guibourg, French performer (b. 1891) January 17 - Simon Kovar, Russian-American bassoonist (b. 1890) January 17 - Billy Stewart, American singer (b. 1937) January 24 - Caresse Crosby, American poet (b. 1891) January 25 - Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano (b. 1877) January 25 - Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese television writer and producer (Ultraman) (b. 1901) January 31 - Slim Harpo, American singer (b. 1924) February 2 - Lawrence Gray, American actor (b.1898) February 2 - Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell February 5 - Rudy York, American baseball player (b. 1913) February 14 - Herbert Strudwick, English cricketer (b. 1880). February 17 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Israeli writer February 17 - Alfred Newman, American film composer (b. 1901) February 23 - Hirsch Jacobs, American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner (b. 1904) February 24 - Conrad Nagel, American actor (b. 1897) February 27 - Marie Dionne, one of the French Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934) March 6 - William Hopper, American actor (b. 1915) March 10 - Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904) March 11 - Erle Stanley Gardner, American novelist (b. 1889) March 15 - Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian writer (b. 1897) March 16 - Tammi Terrell, American singer (b. 1946) March 20 - Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and song writer (b. 1920) March 21 - Manolis Chiotis, Greek songwriter and musician (b. 1920) March 23 - Del Lord, Canadian director (b. 1894) March 30 - Heinrich Brüning, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1885) April 6 - Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933) April 9 - Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish illustrator (b. 1896) April 11 - Cathy O'Donnell, American actress (b. 1923) April 11 - John O'Hara, American author (b. 1905) April 15 - Ripper Collins, American baseball player (b. 1904) April 26 - Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (b. 1886) April 26 - Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress (b. 1911) April 27 - Arthur Shields, Irish actor (b. 1896) April 28 - Ed Begley, American actor (b. 1901) April 30 - Inger Stevens, Swedish actress (b. 1934) May 4 - Allison Krause, May 4 - Jeffrey Miller, May 4 - Sandra Scheuer, May 4 - William Schroeder, (b. 1950) May 11 - Johnny Hodges, American musician (b. 1906) May 12 - Nelly Sachs, German writer May 14 - Billie Burke, American actress (b. 1884) May 21 - E. L. Grant Watson, Australian biologist (b. 1885) May 29 - John Gunther, American writer (b. 1901) May 31 - Terry Sawchuk, hockey player (b. 1929) June 2 - Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer June 2 - Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (b. 1888) June 2 - Albert Lamorisse, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1922) June 3 - Hjalmar Schacht, Nazi official (b. 1877) June 4 - Sonny Tufts, American actor (b. 1911) June 7 - E. M. Forster, English author (b. 1879) June 8 - Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (b. 1908) June 11 - Earl Grant, American musician and singer (b. 1931) June 11 - Frank Laubach, Christian missionary (b. 1884) June 11 - William 'Billy Batts' Devino, American crime figure (b. 1921) June 16 - Heino Eller, Estonian composer (b. 1887) June 16 - Brian Piccolo, American football player (b. 1943) June 27 - Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902) July 21 - Bob Kalsu, American football player (b. 1945) July 31 - Walter Briggs, Jr. August 1 - Frances Farmer, American actress (b. 1913) August 7 - Jonathan Jackson, Brother of George Jackson August 17 - Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker (b. 1908) August 30 - Del Moore, American comedian (b. 1916) September 1 - François Mauriac, French writer September 3 - "Blind Owl" Wilson, American musician (Canned Heat) (b. 1943) September 5 - Jochen Rindt, German-Austrian race car driver and one-time F1 (posthumous) world champion (b. 1942) September 8 - Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven September 18 - Jimi Hendrix, American musician (b. 1942) September 23 - Bourvil, French actor and singer (b. 1917) September 25 - Erich Maria Remarque, German author (b. 1898) September 28 - John Dos Passos, American novelist (b. 1896) September 29 - Edward Everett Horton, American actor (b. 1886) October 1 - Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893) October 4 - Janis Joplin, American singer (b. 1943) October 8 - Mitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor (b. 1934) October 8 - Jean Giono, French author (b. 1895) October 12 - Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (b. 1930) October 17 - Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897) November 3 - Peter II of Yugoslavia, (b. 1923) November 6 - Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and poet (b. 1900) November 21 - Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1887) November 25 - Yukio Mishima, Japanese writer (b. 1925) December 23 - Charles Ruggles, American actor (b. 1886) December 26 - Lillian Board, British athlete (b. 1948) December 29 - Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (b. 1909) December 30 - Sonny Liston, American boxer (b. 1932)
January 12 - Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war. January 15 - After a 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria, Biafra surrenders. January 15 - Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya. January 16 - Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects. January 31 - A Saskatchewan Court convicts 17-year-old hippie David Milgaard of murder; he is sentenced to life in prison. He spent 23 years in jail until April 14, 1992 when DNA evidence proves him innocent of all charges. February 15 - A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea during takeoff from Santo Domingo, killing 102. February 18 - The Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. February 21 - Swissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Zürich, Switzerland. February 24 - National Public Radio is founded in the United States. February 26 - National Public Radio incorporates as a non-profit corporation. March 2 - Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown. March 4 - French submarine Eurydice explodes. March 5 - The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations. March 5 - Dubnium atoms are first detected conclusively. March 10 - Vietnam War: Captain Ernest Medina is charged with My Lai war crimes. March 15 - The Expo '70 world's fair opens in Osaka, Japan. March 17 - My Lai massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident. March 18 - Lon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. March 21 - The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto. March 21 - Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports. March 27 - The Concorde makes its first supersonic flight. March 31 - Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere (after 12 years in orbit). March 31 - Nine terrorists from the Japanese Red Army hijacked Japan Airlines Flight 351 at Tokyo International Airport, wielding samurai swords and carrying a bomb. April 1 - President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General's warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertisements on television and radio in the United States starting on January 1, 1971. April 6 - Newhall Incident: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed. April 11 - Apollo 13 is launched. April 13 - An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the spacecraft while en route to the Moon. April 17 - Apollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely. April 21 - The Hutt River Province Principality secedes from Australia. April 22 - First Earth Day celebrated. April 24 - The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched. April 24 - The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as the first President. April 28 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia. April 29 - Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong. May 1 - Protests erupt in Seattle, Washington, following the announcement by U.S. President Richard Nixon that U.S. Forces in Vietnam would pursue enemy troops into Cambodia, a neutral country. May 4 - Vietnam War: Kent State shootings: the Ohio National Guard, sent to Kent State University after disturbances in the city of Kent the weekend before, open fire killing four students and wounding nine others. The students were protesting the United States' invasion of Cambodia. May 8 - The Hard Hat riot occurs in the Wall Street area of New York City as blue-collar construction workers clash with anti-war demonstrators protesting the Vietnam War. May 9 - Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 75,000 to 100,000 war protesters demonstrate in front of the White House. May 10 - The Boston Bruins win their first Stanley Cup since 1941 when Bobby Orr makes an overtime winning goal followed by a leap in the air that would become one of the most famous photographs in hockey May 11 - Henry Marrow is murdered in a violent racially-motivated crime in Oxford, North Carolina. May 11 - The Lubbock Tornado: An F5 tornado hits downtown Lubbock, Texas, killing 26. May 14 - The Red Army Faction is established in Germany. May 15 - President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army Generals. May 15 - Philip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green are killed at Jackson State University by police during student protests. May 17 - Thor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat Ra II to sail the Atlantic Ocean. May 23 - A fire breaks out in the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits in north Wales contributing to its partial destruction and causing approximately £1,000,000 worth of fire damage. May 24 - The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union. May 26 - The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2. May 28 - The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel. May 31 - The Ancash earthquake causes a landslide that buries the town of Yungay, Peru; more than 47,000 people are killed. June 4 - Tonga gains independence from the United Kingdom. June 5 - Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. June 11 - After being appointed on May 15, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so. June 13 - "The Long and Winding Road" becomes the Beatles' last Number 1 song. June 19 - The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed. July 1 - President General Yahya Khan abolished One-Unit of West Pakistan restoring the provinces. July 3 - A British Dan-Air De Havilland Comet chartered jetliner crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 113 people. July 5 - Air Canada Flight 621 crashes near Toronto International Airport killing 109 people. July 8 - Richard Nixon delivers special congressional message enunciating Native American Self-Determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination Act. July 21 - After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed. July 23 - Qaboos ibn Sa’id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa’id ibn Taimur. July 31 - Black Tot Day: The last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy. August 7 - California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during in an effort to free George Jackson from police custody. August 17 - Venera Program: Venera 7 launched. It will later become the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet (Venus). August 29 - Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Ruben Salazar. September 1 - Attempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan by Palestinian guerillas, who attacked his motorcade. September 2 - NASA announces the cancellation of two Apollo missions to the Moon, Apollo 15 (the designation was re-used by a later mission), and Apollo 19. September 5 - Vietnam War: Operation Jefferson Glenn begins: the United States 101st Airborne Division and the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division initiate a new operation in Thua Thien province. September 6 - Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorist members of PFLP and taken to Dawson's Field in Jordan. September 7 - An anti-war rally is held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, attended by John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland. September 7 - Fighting between Arabic guerillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan. September 7 - Bill Shoemaker sets record for most lifetime wins as a jockey (passing Johnny Longden). September 8 - Hijacking (and subsequent destruction) of three airliners to Jordan by Palestinians; the events to follow would later become known as Black September September 9 - A British airliner is hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and flown to Dawson's Field in Jordan. September 11 - 88 of the hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25. September 11 - The Ford Pinto is introduced. September 12 - Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman. September 17 - Fighting breaks out along the Syria-Jordanian border between Jordanian troops and the fedayeen. September 18 - Jimi Hendrix found dead in his hotel room in London September 19 - The first Glastonbury Festival is held at Michael Eavis's farm in Glastonbury, United Kingdom. September 20 - Syrian tanks roll into Jordan in response to continued fighting between Jordan and the fedayeen. The Jordanians knock out 30 of the Syrian tanks. September 21 - New York Times starts first modern op-ed page. September 22 - Tunku Abdul Rahman resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia. September 25 - Cease-fire between Jordan and the fedayeen ends fighting triggered by four hijackings on September 6 and 9. September 26 - The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 km²). September 30 - Jordan makes a deal with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) for the release of the remaining hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings. October 2 - A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people. October 5 - PBS became a television network. October 5 - Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group. October 8 - Vietnam War: In Paris, a Communist delegation rejects US President Richard Nixon's October 7 peace proposal as "a maneuver to deceive world opinion". October 9 - The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia. October 10 - Fiji becomes independent. October 10 - In Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group. October 12 - Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas October 15 - Thirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses. October 15 - Anwar Sadat becomes president of Egypt. October 16 - In response to the October Crisis terrorist kidnapping, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada invokes the War Measures Act. October 17 - Montreal, Quebec: Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte murdered by members of the FLQ terrorist group. October 20 - Siad Barre declares Somalia a socialist state. October 22 - Tunku Abdul Rahman resign from Prime Minister of Malaysia. October 25 - The wreck of Confederate submarine Hunley was found off Charleston, South Carolina, by pioneer underwater archaeologist, Dr. E. Lee Spence, then just 22 years old. Hunley was the first submarine to sink a ship in warfare. October 28 - Gary Gabelich sets a land speed record in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas. October 30 - In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in six years causes large floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War. November 1 - A fire at a dance hall in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France kills 144 young people. November 4 - Vietnam War: Vietnamization November 4 - Genie, a 13 year old feral child is found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life. November 5 - Vietnam War: The United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24). November 9 - Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States votes 6 to 3 against hearing a case to allow Massachusetts to enforce its law granting residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war. November 10 - Vietnam War: Vietnamization November 10 - The Soviet Lunar probe Lunokhod 1 is launched. November 12 - The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous exploding whale incident. November 13 - Bhola cyclone: A 150-mph tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people in one night. This is regarded as the 20th century's worst natural disaster. November 14 - Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia, killing 75, including members of the Marshall University football team. November 17 - Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre. November 17 - Luna program: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and was released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft. November 17 - Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse. November 18 - U.S. President Richard Nixon asks the Congress of the United States for $155 million USD in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government. November 21 - Vietnam War: Operation Ivory Coast November 25 - In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt. November 26 - In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record. December 2 - The United States Environmental Protection Agency begins operations. December 3 - October Crisis: In Montreal, Quebec, kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross is released by the Front de Libération du Québec terrorist group after being held hostage for 60 days. Police negotiate his release and in return the Canadian government grants five terrorists from the FLQ's Chenier Cell their request for safe passage to Cuba. December 5 - Premiere of Dario Fo's Morte accidentale di un anarchico. December 7 - The first ever general election on the basis of direct adult franchise is held in Pakistan for 313 National Assembly seats. December 15 - Illinois State Constitution is adopted at a special election. December 15 - South Korean ferry Namyong Ho capsized off Korean Strait, 308 killed. December 17 - Polish 1970 protests: In Gdynia, soldiers fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.