What Happened on January 12, 1971

Historical Events

  • "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
  • 2 bombs explode at UK Employment Secretary Robert Carr's home

NBA All-Star Game

21st NBA All-Star Game, San Diego Sports Arena: West beats East, 108-107; MVP: Lenny Wilkens, Seattle SuperSonics, PG; oldest MVP in All-Star history (33); scores 21 points

  • Congressional Black Caucus organizes
  • Joseph Kookoolis and Scott Fagan's rock opera musical "Soon" opens at Ritz Theater, NYC; runs for 3 performances
  • Negotiations over price of petroleum begin in Tehran between 6 OPEC Persian Gulf states and 22 oil companies

Trial of Interest

US Federal grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger


Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Fox, American baseball infielder (NY Yankees), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oscar Sturgis, American NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Hamlet, North Carolina
  • Scott Burrell, American NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Shane Dronett, American NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos), born in Orange, Texas (d. 2009)
1971 Highlights

About January 12, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Sweet Lord/Isn't It A Pity - George Harrison
  • UK #1 Song: Grandad - Clive Dunn