On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

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, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Long Beach, California

Famous Deaths

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