On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1970

Historical Events

  • Environmental Protection Agency begins in the US under Director William Ruckelshaus
  • Michael Tippett's opera "The Knot Garden" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Čejka, Czech-German golfer (Volvo Masters 1995), born in Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic
  • Maksim Tarasov, Russian pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1992; World C'ship gold 1999), born in Yaroslavl, Russia
1970 Highlights

About December 2, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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