What Happened on March 12, 1971

Historical Events

Election of Interest

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

  • 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
1971 History

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
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • David Burns, American actor (The Music Man; Hello Dolly!), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Roy Glenn, American radio and screen character actor (Rocky Jordan; The Jack Benny Show; Amos 'n' Andy; Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies of a heart attack at 56

About March 12, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One Bad Apple - The Osmonds
  • UK #1 Song: Baby Jump - Mungo Jerry