What Happened on December 1, 1970

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jouko Ahola, Finnish strongman and power-lifter (World's Strongest Man 1997, 99), born in Hämeenlinna, Finland

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman (52 years old)

American actress and comedian (The Sarah Silverman Program, I Smile Back), born in Bedford, New Hampshire

  • Todd Steussie, American NFL guard / tackle (Pro Bowl 1997-98; Minnesota Vikings), born in Canoga Park, California
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Smailes, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test; 8 County C'ships, Yorkshire), dies at 60

About December 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family Starring Shirley Jones Featuring David Cassidy
  • UK #1 Song: I Hear You Knocking - Dave Edmunds