On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1971

Historical Events

  • "Wild & Wonderful" opens/closes at Lyceum Theater NYC
  • An off duty member of the Ulster Defence Regiment is shot dead by members of the Irish Republican Army in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • Wings release their 1st album "Wild Life"

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Atkins, American fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Mauricio Hadad, Colombian tennis star (1995 Bermuda), born in Cali, Colombia
  • Vladimir Akopian, Armenian chess Grandmaster, born in Baku, Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union

Famous Deaths

  • Milton Rosmer, British director (Murder in the Red Barn), dies at 90
1971 Highlights

About December 7, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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