What Happened on December 10, 1971

Historical Events

Film & TV History

Lucasfilm Ltd. is founded as a film and television production company by George Lucas in San Francisco, California

Nobel Prize

West German Chancellor Willy Brandt receives the Nobel Peace Prize

  • William H Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court justice

Famous Birthdays

  • Amanda Hardy, Altona Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • Brian Nichols, American spree killer (on trial for rape when he escaped from custody and murdered the judge presiding over his trial, a court reporter, a sheriff's deputy and later a federal agent), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Carla Sacramento, Portuguese 1.5k runner, born in São Sebastião da Pedreira, Lisbon
  • Manjula Munasinghe, Sri Lankan-Australian cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI pace bowler), born in Colombo, Ceylon

Famous Deaths

  • Jo [Jozef Maria Laurens Theo] Cals, Prime Minister of Netherlands (1965-66) and Minister of Education, Arts and Sciences, dies at 57
1971 Highlights

About December 10, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Family Affair - Sly & The Family Stone
  • UK #1 Song: Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) - Benny Hill