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 space probe Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars
  • United Arab Emirates (Trucial States) declares independence from UK

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is appointed President of the United Arab Emirates

President of the United Arab Emirates Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
President of the United Arab Emirates
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

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