What Happened on December 31, 1970

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin

Music History

Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to dissolve The Beatles

  • President Allende nationalizes Chilean coal mines
  • Would have been start of Aust/Eng Test Cricket at MCG, washed out
1970 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryon Russell, American NBA forward (Utah Jazz), born in San Bernardino, California
  • Dan Howe, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • Michel Brunet, Canadian ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd), born in Gatineau, Quebec
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Cyril Scott, English composer and author (Alchemist), dies at 91

About December 31, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 23 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