On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1970

Historical Events

  • Edward Gierek succeeds Wladyslaw Gomulka as Poland's communist party leader

Famous Birthdays

  • Grant Flower, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Nicole DeBoer, Canadian actress, born in Toronto, Ontario

Todd Phillips

Todd Phillips, American filmmaker (Road Trip, Joker), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Tony Semple, NFL guard (Detroit Lions), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Travis Green, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders; Toronto Maple Leafs; World C'ship gold 1997) and coach (Vancouver Canucks), born in Castlegar, Canada
1970 Highlights

About December 20, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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