On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1971

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Syrian President Hafez al-Assad drops diplomatic relations with Jordan

General and President of Syria Hafez al-Assad
General and President of Syria
Hafez al-Assad

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestPete Sampras

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

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

1971 Highlights

About August 12, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo