What Happened on December 24, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Daniels, American professional wrestler
  • Giorgos Alkaios, Greek singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican singer (Menudo) and actor (General Hospital), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Singer/Actor Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin
  • Tamir Bloom, American fencer-epee (Olympics-96), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Professional boxer George Foreman (22) weds Adrienne Calhoun

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Famous Deaths

  • Maria Koepcke, ornithologist (b. 1924)