On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1971

Historical Events

  • KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks/College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting

Historic Event

UN General Assembly ratifies former Austrian President Kurt Waldheim as Secretary-General

  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Pat Mastroianni, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Guy, American jazz banjo player and guitarist (Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra; Duke Ellington's Washingtonians), dies at 74
  • Godfried Jan Arnold Bomans, Dutch writer (Eric), dies at 58
  • Renee Evans, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 63
1971 Highlights

About December 22, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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