On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday

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)
  • David Defiagbon, Sapele Nigeria, Canadian boxer (Olympic silver 1996)
  • José Contreras, Cuban baseball player
  • Matt Maloney, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese seiyuu
  • Richard Krajicek, Dutch tennis player (Wimbledon 1996), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Rika Hiraki, Beirut Lebanon, tennis star (1992 Japan doubles)
  • Thomas Bailey, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals), born in Dallas, Texas

Famous Deaths

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