What Happened on December 24, 1971

Historical Events

  • Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Daniels, American professional wrestler, born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Giorgos Alkaios, Greek singer, born in Athens, Greece

Ricky MartinRicky Martin (51 years old)

Puerto Rican singer (Menudo) and actor (General Hospital), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Tamir Bloom, American fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
Born in 1971

Famous Weddings

George Foreman

Professional boxer George Foreman (22) weds Adrienne Calhoun

Famous Deaths

  • Maria Koepcke, ornithologist (b. 1924)
1971 Highlights

About December 24, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Christmas Day (Canada, United States)

Music Charts

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