On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1971

Historical Events

  • Only Test Cricket for Ken Eastwood, who scored 5 & 0 Aust v England

Famous Birthdays

  • Lincoln Kennedy, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Romeo Bandison, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns), born in the Hague, Netherlands
  • Shane Tonkin, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • Shante Carver, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Stockton, California

Famous Deaths

  • George Shelton, actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86

Person of interestJames Cash Penney

James Cash Penney, American department store founder (J C Penney), dies at 95

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney

1971 Highlights

About February 12, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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