On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1971

Historical Events

  • "Diamonds are Forever", 7th James Bond film, last starring Sean Conner, also starring Jill St. John is 1st released in West Germany
  • Cease fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir
  • Radio Bangladesh begins transmitting

Famous Birthdays

  • Alyson Habetz, Crowley LA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • Antoine Rigaudeau, French basketball player
  • Carl Reeves, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears)
  • Claire Forlani, British actress (Mallrats, Meet Joe Black, Hawaii Five-0), born in Twickenham, London
  • Nikki McCray, Collierville Tenn, basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Sari Kristiina Fisk, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Tony Richardson, NFL fullback (KC Chiefs)
1971 Highlights

About December 17, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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