What Happened on December 16, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Bangladesh (East Pakistan) independence from Pakistan is recognized internationally
  • Don McLean's 8+ minute version of "American Pie" released
  • India's army occupies Dacca, West Pakistani troops surrenders

Famous Birthdays

  • Catherine "Cathy" Symon, rower (Olympics-96), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Kristen Kane, diver (Olympics-96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Michael S McCary, [Boss], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Paul van Dyk, German DJ