On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 1971

Historical Events

  • 1st Fiesta Bowl: #8 Arizona State beats Florida State, 45-38

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Smolinski, NHL forward (Team USA, Pitts Penguins), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Duncan Ferguson, Scottish footballer
  • James Stewart, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions), born in Fairfield, Texas
1971 Highlights

About December 27, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Boxing Day (Canada), Christmas 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