What Happened on December 14, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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, NHL defenseman (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-born boxer (b. 1929)