On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1970

Historical Events

  • Poland: shipyard workers in GdaƄsk strike; soldiers in Gdynia fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Benedictine, A St. Bernard dog who grew to become the heaviest known dog (137 kg)
  • DJ Homicide [Craig Anthony bullock], American DJ (Sugar Ray), born in Pasadena, California
  • Earl Dotson, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Michael Mols, soccer player (FC Twente)
1970 Highlights

About December 17, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius