On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1971

Historical Events

  • A bomb explodes outside a furniture showroom on the mainly-Protestant and loyalist Shankill Road, Belfast; four civilians (including two babies) were killed and nineteen wounded
  • The Libertarian Party of the United States is formed

Famous Birthdays

  • Cedric Ihalauw, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Geleen, Netherlands
  • Willie McGinest, American NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Long Beach, California

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice "Mac" McDonald, American fast-food pioneer (b. 1902)
1971 Highlights

About December 11, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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