What Happened on December 6, 1971

Historical Events

  • A woman dies trying to salvage property from the Salvation Army Citadel in Belfast after bomb which started a large fire in an adjoining building
  • Lewis Franklin Powell confirmed as US Supreme Court justice

Famous Birthdays

  • Ainsley Robinson, Oshawa Ontario, 62 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics 1996)
  • José Contreras, Cuban baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 2006; World Series 2005; Olympic gold 1996; Chicago White Sox), born in Las Martinas, Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese singer and voice actor, born in Ōshū, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
  • Richard Krajicek, Dutch tennis player (Wimbledon 1996), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Rika Hiraki, Japanese tennis star (1992 Japan doubles), born in Beirut, Lebanon

Famous Deaths

  • Hugo Godron, Dutch composer, dies at 71
  • Jan Altink, Dutch painter/co-founder (Plough), dies at 86
1971 Highlights

About December 6, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 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: Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) - Benny Hill