What Happened on December 26, 1971

Historical Events

Sports History

Muhammad Ali finishes off German J├╝rgen Blin with a thundering right cross for a 7th-round knockout in a non-title heavyweight boxing contest in Zurich, Switzerland

Famous Birthdays

  • Jared Leto, American actor (My So Called Life, Requiem for a Dream), born in Bossier City, Louisiana
  • Jonathan M. Parisen, American film director, born in Staten Island, New York City
  • Mark Lathwell, English cricketer (England opening batsman v Australia 1993), born in Bletchley, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Lowery, actor (Circus Boy, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 57
1971 Highlights

About December 26, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

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