On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1970

Historical Events

Elvis Meets Nixon

Elvis Presley meets US President Richard Nixon in the White House - the image of this meeting is the most requested photo from the entire National Archives

  • Oregon v. Mitchell Supreme Court case was decided, lowering the minimum voting age in U.S. federal elections to 18. The voting age for state and local elections was left to states discretion
  • WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Monique Ambers, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
1970 Highlights

About December 21, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Sweet Lord/Isn't It A Pity - George Harrison
  • UK #1 Song: I Hear You Knocking - Dave Edmunds