What Happened on March 12, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Hafez al-Assad elected President of Syria

General and President of Syria Hafez al-Assad
General and President of Syria
Hafez al-Assad
  • Thousands of Belfast shipyard workers march demanding the introduction of Internment for members of the Irish Republican Army
  • Turkish Government of Demirel forced to resign by Army

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Hansell, Bellflower CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • Isaiah Rider, NBA guard/forward (Minn Timberwolves, Port Trailblazers)
  • Raul Mondesi, MLB outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic