What Happened on December 22, 1971

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

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

  • USSR performs underground nuclear test
1971 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Pat Mastroianni, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

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

About December 22, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Brand New Key - Melanie
  • UK #1 Song: Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) - Benny Hill