What Happened on December 9, 1970

Historical Events

  • Dutch Antilles: government of Petronia falls
  • OPEC meeting in Caracas establishes 55 percent as minimum tax rate and demands that posted prices be changed to reflect changes in foreign exchange rates

Famous Birthdays

  • Kara DioGuardi, American songwriter, record producer, and singer, born in Ossining, New York
  • Marlin Cannon, American 200m/400m runner, born in Dallas, Texas
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65
  • Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1893)

About December 9, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  • UK #1 Song: I Hear You Knocking - Dave Edmunds