What Happened on December 9, 1971

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Boniol, NFL kicker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Clifton Abraham, American NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Petr Nedved, Czech NHL center (Team Czech, Pitts Penguins), born in Liberec, Czechia
  • Todd Van Poppel, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

Ralph BuncheRalph Bunche (1904-1971)

American diplomat, UN delegate and 1st person of color to win the Nobel Peace Prize (1950), dies at 67

  • Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor, dies at 97
1971 Highlights

About December 9, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 5 months and 28 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