What Happened on December 25, 1971

Historical Events

  • Longest game in NFL history as Miami Dolphins beat KC Chiefs, 27-24 in 2OT in AFL playoff game; duration: 82 minutes and 40 seconds
  • Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) formed by Jesse Jackson
  • Worst hotel fire in history kills 163 at Taeyokale Hotel in Seoul
1971 History

Famous Birthdays

Dido (51 years old)

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
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Byron Arnold, American composer, dies at 70

About December 25, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

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

Music Charts

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