What Happened on December 23, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

7,511th performance of Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" (record)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
  • A Protestant man is shot dead at his home in Belfast, North Ireland
  • French author RĂ©gis Debray freed in Bolivia
  • NY World Trade Center reaches highest point (411 m)
  • USSR performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Kimberly Ann Cooley, Grand Forks ND, Miss America-ND (1996)
  • Raymont Harris, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
  • Shannon Noelle DePuy, Miss Virg-America (1991-top 10), born in Lynchburg, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Ruggles, actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 84