On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1971

Historical Events

  • Longest NFL game (82m40s) as Dolphins beat Chiefs 27-24
  • Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) formed by Jesse Jackson
  • Worst hotel fire in history kills 163 at Taeyokale Hotel in Seoul

Famous Birthdays


Dido [Florian O'Malley Armstrong], English pop singer (No Angel; Eminem's "Stan"), born in London, England

  • Noel Hogan, Irish musician (Cranberries), born in Moyross, Ireland
  • Terry Vaughn, American CFL receiver (1006 career receptions, 1st in CFL history to reach 1,000; Grey Cup 1998, 2003), born in Sumter, South Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Byron Arnold, American composer, dies at 70
1971 Highlights

About December 25, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Christmas (India), Christmas Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

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