On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1971

Historical Events

  • A publican is killed as he tried to remove a bomb from his pub, Northern Ireland

Historic Event

UN Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim as 4th Secretary-General

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Scallions, American singer (Fuel, The X's), born in Brownsville, Tennessee
  • Fenton Keogh, Australian celebrity chef
  • Matthieu Chedid, French musician, born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
1971 Highlights

About December 21, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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