What Happened on December 23, 1970

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

  • 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
1970 History

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
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Bessie Abramowitz Hillman, Russian-American labor leader and founder of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, dies at 71
  • 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

About December 23, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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