On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller wins award for best European football player ahead of West Ham United defender Bobby Moore and Cagliari forward Luigi Riva
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (United States) signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon

Famous Birthdays

  • Aled Jones, Welsh singer, born in Bangor, United Kingdom
  • Glen Phillips, American musician (Toad The Wet Sprocket), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Hidetoshi Mitsusada, Japanese racing driver, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Kevin Weisman, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Yaroslav Ihorovych Pustovyi, Ukrainian cosmonaut, born in Kostroma, Ukraine

Famous Deaths

  • John de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58
  • Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite, dies at 61
  • William King Gregory, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory), dies at 94