On This Day

What Happened on December 30, 1970

Historical Events

  • The financial cost of the disturbances and riots in Northern Ireland during 1969 and 1970 are today estimated to be £5.5 million

Famous Birthdays

  • Grant Carter, CFL defensive end (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Gus Nketia, 100m sprint (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Kevin Salvadori, NBA center (Sacramento Kings)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestSonny Liston

Sonny Liston, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1962-64), dies of lung congestion and heart failure at 40; foul play suspected

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston

1970 Highlights

About December 30, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn