On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1971

Historical Events

Sports History

Romanian tennis star Ilie Năstase finishes ATP Masters Grand Prix with a perfect 6-0 record to win the rich season ending event at the Coubertin Stadium, Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Tito Wooten, American NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • Toni Hodgkinson, 800m (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • David Sarnoff, American radio and television pioneer (RCA, NBC), dies at 80
  • Frank Wolff, actor (Erotic Illusion, Last Gun), commits suicide at 43
  • Jack Barnhill, Northern Ireland senator, assassinated
  • John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Dog of Pavlov), dies at 47
1971 Highlights

About December 12, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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