What Happened on December 30, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • A member of the Irish Republican Army is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Santry, Dublin.
  • Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Sunjata, American actor
  • Scotty Lewis, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Steve Hardin, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Ind Colts, Rhein Fire)
  • Sylvester Wright, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Thomas Strzalkowski, Krakow Poland, US fencer-sabre (Olympics-96)

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Comingore, actress (Citizen Kane), dies after illness at 58
  • Jan Mul, Dutch composer, dies at 60
  • Melba Rae, American actress (Search for Tomorrow) (b. 1922)