On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1970

Historical Events

  • 9 Jews are convicted in Leningrad of hijacking a plane
  • Walt Disney's "Aristocats" is released

Famous Birthdays

  • Amaury Nolasco, American actor, born in Puerto Rico
  • Michael Batiste, NFL/WLAF defensive tackle (Cowboys, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Romeo Wouden, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Heerenveen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Will Oldham, American singer and songwriter, born in Louisville, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Gideon Nxumalo, South African jazz pianist, marimba player, and composer (Jazz Fantasia), dies at 41
1970 Highlights

About December 24, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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