On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1970

Historical Events

  • LA Rams Willie Ellison sets NFL record of 247 yards rushing
  • Premiere of Dario Fo's Morte accidentale di un anarchico
  • Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy & Bill Masterson Trophy stolen from Hockey Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Haller, Canadian NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Trochu, Alberta, Canada
  • Susan Sloane, American tennis star, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Thomas Smith, American NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills), born in Gates, North Carolina
1970 Highlights

About December 5, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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