What Happened on December 4, 1971

Historical Events

  • McGurk's Bar bombing: the UVF explode a bomb at a Catholic-owned pub in Belfast, killing fifteen Catholic civilians and wounding seventeen others; this was the highest death toll from a single incident in Belfast during 'the Troubles'
  • The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi
  • The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan
1971 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Shannon Briggs, American boxer (lineal 1997-98 & WBO heavyweight champion 2006-07), born in Brooklyn, New York
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Shunryu Suzuki, Zen monk and teacher, (founder of San Francisco Zen Center, populised Zen Buddhism in the US) dies at 67

About December 4, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Family Affair - Sly & The Family Stone
  • UK #1 Song: Coz I Luv You - Slade