On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


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Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to disolve The Beatles

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • President Allende nationalizes Chilean coal mines
  • Would have been start of Aust/Eng Test Cricket at MCG, washed out

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryon Russell, American NBA forward (Utah Jazz), born in San Bernardino, California
  • Dan Howe, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • Dunstan Anderson, NFL defensive end (Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Rhein Fire), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Edwin Huizinga, Dutch football player (SC Heerenveen, Emmen), born in Drachten, Netherlands
  • Michel Brunet, Canadian ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd), born in Gatineau, Quebec

Famous Deaths

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