On This Day

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

Person of interestRicky Martin

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

Singer/Actor Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin
  • Tamir Bloom, American fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Professional boxer George Foreman (22) weds Adrienne Calhoun

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Famous Deaths

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

About December 24, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Christmas Day (Canada, United States)

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