On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1970

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, American NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Sedalia, Missouri
  • Jennifer Connelly, American actress (Labyrinth, Requiem for a Dream), born in the Catskill Mountains, New York,
  • M├Ądchen Amick, American actress (Shelly Johnson-Twin Peaks), born in Reno, Nevada
  • Orlando Brown, American NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Regina Hall, American actress (Scary Movie), born in Washington D. C.

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
1970 Highlights

About December 12, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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