What Happened on December 2, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah & Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates
  • Soviet Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars
  • United Arab Emirates (Trucial States) declares independence from UK
  • Zayid bin Sultan Al Nuhayyan of Abu Dhabi becomes President of UAE

Famous Birthdays

  • Francesco Toldo, Italian Football Player (Inter Milan)
  • Jessie Hicks, WNBA forward/center (Utah Starzz)
  • Rachel McQuillan, Merewether NSW Aust, tennis star (1989 Futures ITA)
  • Roy van de Hill, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Wilson Jermaine Heredia, American actor