On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1970

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

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
  • Michel Brunet, Canadian ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd), born in Gatineau, Quebec

Famous Deaths

  • Cyril Scott, English composer and author (Alchemist), dies at 91
1970 Highlights

About December 31, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn