On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Ballon d'Or: Ajax forward Johan Cruyff wins award for best European football player ahead of Inter forward Sandro Mazzola and Manchester United winger George Best; first Dutch national and Ajax player to win award
  • Hashish now falls under the Dutch Opium Law (Opiumwet)

Famous Birthdays

  • Benny Agbayani, American baseball player, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Frank Sepe, US bodybuilder, born in Rosedale, New York
  • Melvin Nieves, Puerto Rican professional baseball outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Steve Morrison, US NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • William Gates, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Max Steiner, Austrian composer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 83