On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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West German Chancellor Willy Brandt receives the Nobel Peace Prize

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • William H Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court justice

Famous Birthdays

  • Amanda Hardy, Altona Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • Brian Nichols, American spree killer
  • Carla Sacramento, Lisbon, 1.5k runner
  • Manjula Munasinghe, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI pace bowler)

Famous Deaths

  • Jo [Jozef Maria Laurens Theo] Cals, Prime Minister of Netherlands (1965-66) and Minister of Education, Arts and Sciences, dies at 57