What Happened on December 29, 1971

Famous Birthdays

  • Jay Fiedler, American NFL quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Long Island, New York
  • Margot Thien, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • Mark Montreuil, Canadian NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers), born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Weddings

Tony Bennett

American singer Tony Bennett (45) weds actress Sandra Grant in Manhattan, New York; divorce in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Stuart Holmes, American actor (Life's Shop Window, Prisoner of Zenda), dies of stomach ailment at 87
1971 Highlights

About December 29, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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