What Happened on December 2, 1971

Historical Events

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

Baseball Trade

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

1971 History

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
Born in 1971

Famous Weddings

William Hurt

Actors William Hurt and Mary Beth Supinger tie the knot (divorced 1982)

About December 2, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 22 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: Coz I Luv You - Slade