On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1970

Historical Events

  • Claude Ruel resigns as coach of the NHL Montreal Canadiens; replacement Al MacNeil leads Habs to a Stanley Cup championship 5 months later
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Helm, American singer-songwriter (Ollabelle), born in Woodstock, New York
  • Christian Karembeu, French soccer midfielder (53 caps; Nantes, Olympiacos), born in Lifou, New Caledonia
  • Jennifer Rothschild [Rubin], actress (Judas Project)
  • Laura Schuler, Canadian ice hockey forward and coach (World C'ship gold 1990, 92, 97; coach Dartmouth College), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Lindsey Hunter, American basketball guard (NBA C'ship 2002, 04; LA Lakers, Detroit Pistons), born in Utica, Mississippi
  • Paul Byrd, American baseball pitcher and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1999; Philadelphia Phillies; Fox Sports Southeast), born in Louisville, Kentucky
1970 Highlights

About December 3, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius