On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1971

Historical Events

Historic Event

Syrian President Hafez al-Assad drops diplomatic relations with Jordan

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Walker, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras, American tennis player (14 Grand Slam titles), born in Washington, D.C.

1971 Highlights

About August 12, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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