What Happened on December 17, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Poland: shipyard workers in Gdansk strike; soldiers in Gdynia fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Benedictine, [St Bernard]; becomes heaviest known dog (137 kg)
  • Earl Dotson, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Michael Mols, soccer player (FC Twente)