On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1971

Historical Events

  • Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah & Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates

Sports History

Frank Robinson is traded from the Baltimore Orioles to the Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Soviet space probe Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars
  • United Arab Emirates (Trucial States) declares independence from UK

Appointment of Interest

Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is appointed President of the United Arab Emirates

Famous Birthdays

  • Francesco Toldo, Italian soccer goalkeeper (28 caps; Fiorentina, Internazionale), born in Padua, Italy
  • Rachel McQuillan, Australian tennis player (5 WTA, 21 ITF titles), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • Wilson Jermaine Heredia, American actor (Rent), born in Brooklyn, New York
1971 Highlights

About December 2, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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