On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1971

Historical Events

  • Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure
  • The Pakistan Army executes an estimated 1,111 of East Pakistan's intellectuals during the Bangladesh Liberation War
  • U.S. premiere of "Nicholas and Alexandra", film adaptation of Robert K. Massie's best selling novel
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Therien, Canadian NHL defenceman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Lisa-Marie Vizaniari, Australian discus and shot putter (Olympics 1996), born in Lake Cargelligo, New South Wales
  • Natascha McElhone, English actress (The Truman Show), born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Tiger, Nigerian professional boxer, dies at 42
1971 Highlights

About December 14, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 7 months and 30 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