On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Lewis F. Powell Jr. appointed to US Supreme Court

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Boniol, NFL kicker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Clifton Abraham, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Petr Nedved, Libercec CZE, NHL center (Team Czech, Pitts Penguins)
  • Todd Van Poppel, Hinsdale IL, pitcher (Oakland A's)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestRalph Bunche

Ralph Bunche, American UN delegate, first person of color to win Nobel Peace Prize winner (1950), dies at 67

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche
  • Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor, dies at 97