On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1970

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

7,511th performance of Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" (record)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
  • A Protestant man is shot dead at his home in Belfast, North Ireland
  • French author RĂ©gis Debray freed in Bolivia
  • NYC World Trade Center reaches highest point (411 m)
  • USSR performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Raymont Harris, American football running back (Chicago Bears), born in Lorain, Ohio
  • Shannon Bream [DePuy], American Journalist (Fox News) Miss Virginia (1991), born in Lynchburg, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Ruggles, American actor (Bringing Up Baby, The Patchwork Girl of Oz), dies at 84
  • Mimi Benzell, American operatic soprano (Gilda-Rigoletto), dies at 52
1970 Highlights

About December 23, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn