What Happened on December 12, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase


Famous Birthdays

  • John Sacca, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 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