On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Libya nationalizes British Petroleum concession

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Schwartz, American NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in St. Lawrence, South Dakota
  • Joe Fleming, CFL defensive end (BC Lions), born in Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Kali Rocha, American actress (Liv and Maddie), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Marrio Grier, NFL fullback (New England Patriots), born in Charlotte, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh Wakefield, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Blithe Spirit), dies at 83