What Happened on December 24, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Amaury Nolasco, American actor
  • Filmel Johnson, NFL defensive back (Buffalo Bills)
  • Marian Smerciak, Martin CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Michael Batiste, NFL/WLAF defensive tackle (Cowboys, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Romeo Wouden, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Heerenveen)
  • Will Oldham, American singer and songwriter

Famous Deaths

  • Gideon Nxumalo, South African jazz composer and pianist, dies at 41