On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
  • Tony Semple, NFL guard (Detroit Lions), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Travis Green, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders), born in Castlegar, Canada