What Happened on December 12, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Polish government proclaims price rise
  • Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivano Newbill, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Jennifer Connelly, American actress (Labyrinth, Requiem for a Dream), born in the Catskill Mountains, New York,
  • Madchen Amick, Reno NV, actress (Shelly Johnson-Twin Peaks)
  • Orlando Brown, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

Famous Deaths

  • Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (Member of the Australian Parliament for Bourke), dies at 81
  • Louis Zimmer, Flemish astronomer and clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82