On This Day

What Happened on December 30, 1971

Historical Events

  • A member of the Irish Republican Army is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Santry, Dublin.
  • Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Sunjata, American actor
  • Sylvester Wright, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Thomas Strzalkowski, American fencer-sabre (Olympics 1996), born in Krak√≥w, Poland

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Comingore [Linda Winters], American actress (Citizen Kane), dies after illness at 58
  • Jan Mul, Dutch composer, dies at 60
  • Melba Rae, American actress (Search for Tomorrow) (b. 1922)
1971 Highlights

About December 30, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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