On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Smailes, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test; 8 County C'ships, Yorkshire), dies at 60
1970 Highlights

About December 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius