On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1971

Historical Events

  • India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives and starting the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971

Historic Event

US President Richard Nixon commutes Jimmy Hoffa's jail term

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Sinclair, Jamaican soccer defender (28 caps; Chelsea, Leicester City), born in Lambeth, England
  • Heiko Herrlich, German soccer manager and forward (5 caps; Bayer Leverkusen; Borussia Dortmund), born in Mannheim, Germany
  • Henk Timmer, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; Zwolle, Feyenoord), born in Hierden, Netherlands
  • Keegan Connor Tracy, Canadian actress
  • Vernon White, American mixed martial arts fighter (King of the Cage Middleweight Champion; UFC), born in Sparks, Nevada
1971 Highlights

About December 3, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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