On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1971

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • Soviet space probe Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars
  • United Arab Emirates (Trucial States) declares independence from UK

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

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

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

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? 48 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius