On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1971

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Hafez al-Assad consolidates power in Syria by installing himself as President

General and President of Syria Hafez al-Assad
General and President of Syria
Hafez al-Assad
  • The Allman Brothers Band record their live album "Live at Fillmore East" on this date and the following day
  • Thousands of Belfast shipyard workers march demanding the introduction of Internment for members of the Irish Republican Army
  • Turkish Government of Demirel forced to resign by Army

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Hansell, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Bellflower, California
  • Isaiah Rider, American NBA guard/forward (Minn Timberwolves, Port Trailblazers), born in Oakland, California
  • Raul Mondesi, MLB outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic

Famous Deaths

  • David Burns, American actor (Music Man, Hello Dolly!), dies of a heart attack at 68
1971 Highlights

About March 12, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces