What Happened on August 12, 1971

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Syrian President Hafez al-Assad drops diplomatic relations with Jordan

Famous Birthdays

Pete Sampras (52 years old)

American tennis player (14 x Grand Slam singles titles; 5 x Tour Finals; Grand Slam Cup 1990, 97; Davis Cup 1992, 95), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Yvette Nicole Brown, American actress (Community), born in East Cleveland, Ohio
Born in 1971
1971 Highlights

About August 12, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Get It On - T Rex