What Happened on December 5, 1971

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, American CFL defensive end (CFL All-Star 1998, 2000, 01, 03; Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Calgary Stampeders), born in Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Kali Rocha, American actress (Liv and Maddie), born in Memphis, Tennessee
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

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

About December 5, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 25 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: Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) - Benny Hill