On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1970

Historical Events

  • Taizan Maezumi Roshi, head of LA Zen Center, receives dharma
  • West Germany & Poland normalize relations

Famous Birthdays

  • Courtney Browne, Barbadian cricketer (West Indies Test wicket-keeper 1995), born in Lambeth, London

Famous Deaths

  • Romaine Brooks [Beatrice Romaine Goddard], American painter, dies at 96

Person of interestRube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist whose carttoons inspired the Rube Goldberg contests (Pulitzer Prize 1948), dies of cancer at 87

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Rube Goldberg

1970 Highlights

About December 7, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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