On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1971

Famous Birthdays

  • Fernando Meligeni, Argentine tennis star, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Kent Manderville, Canadian ice hockey player (Edmonton Oilers), born in Edmonton, Canada
  • Nicholas Brendon, American actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestShannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty, American actress (Little House, Beverly Hills 90210), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Tyrone Chatman, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (Dizzy Gillespie; Miles Davis), dies of epileptic seizure at 39
1971 Highlights

About April 12, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries