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) in London's West End

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? 50 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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