On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1971

Historical Events

  • "Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • CBS airs "Homecoming A Christmas Story," (introducing the Waltons)
  • NASA launches Intelsat 4 F-3 for COMSAT Corp

Film PremierA Clockwork Orange

Stanley Kubrick's X-rated film "A Clockwork Orange" based on the book by Anthony Burgess and starring Malcolm McDowell premieres

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Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick's
Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange"
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Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Locane, American actress (Andrea-Spencer, Sandy-Melrose Place), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Jennifer Dore, American rower (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Kearny, New Jersey
  • Liz Cho, American television reporter
1971 Highlights

About December 19, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius