What Happened on April 12, 1971

Famous Birthdays

  • Catali Antonini, Italian jazz vocalist, dancer, and composer, born in Corsica, France
  • 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

Shannen DohertyShannen Doherty (52 years old)

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

  • Tyrone Chatman, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Lafitte, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1914 Brooklyn Tip-Tops), dies at 85
  • 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? 52 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
  • UK #1 Song: Hot Love - T Rex