What Happened on December 1, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cubs release Ernie Banks & sign him as a coach

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Galt MacDermot/John Guare's "2 gentlemen of Verona" opens at St James Theater NYC for 613 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Lennon and Yoko Ono release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Famous Birthdays

  • Dolgors├╝rengiin Serjb├╝dee, Mongolian professional wrestler
  • John Schlimm, American author
  • Oscar Sturgis, WLAF DE (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Peter Van de Veire, Belgian radio-presenter
  • Rob Zatechka, NFL guard (NY Giants)
  • Stephanie Finochio, American professional wrestler
  • Tom Robsock, NFL/WLAF guard (Raiders, Barcelona Dragons)

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur B Springarn, US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at 93