What Happened on December 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Independent People's Republic of South Yemen renames itself as People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
  • Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as president of Mexico
  • NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins

Famous Birthdays

  • Jouko Ahola, Finnish strongman
  • Kirk Rueter, Centralia IL, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Sarah Silverman, American actress and comedian
  • Takahiro Ikenoue, WLAF LB (Rhein Fire)
  • Todd Steussie, NFL guard/tackle (Minnesota Vikings)

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies