What Happened on December 29, 1970

Historical Events

Football Awards

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 pop-opera singer, born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
  • Glen Phillips, American rock singer-songwriter (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
1970 Highlights

About December 29, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 8 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