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
1971 History

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, American Women's Basketball HOF guard (WNBA All-Star 1999, 2000, 01 Washington Mystics; ABL MVP 1997 Columbus Quest; Olympic gold 1996, 2000) and coach (Old Dominion, Mississippi State), born in Collierville, Tennessee (d.2023)
  • Sari Kristiina Fisk, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Tony Richardson, American football fullback (Pro Bowl 2003, 04, 07; KC Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings; Walter Payton Award 2010 NY Jets), born in Frankfurt, Germany
Born in 1971

About December 17, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 12 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