On This Day

What Happened on November 30, 1971

Historical Events

Television Premiere

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning TV movie "Brian's Song", about the friendship of Chicago Bears football teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers (based on Sayers' autobiography) premieres on ABC, starring James Caan and Billie Dee Williams

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers
  • The government of the Republic of Ireland states that it will take the allegations of brutality against the security forces in Northern Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights

Famous Birthdays

  • Heath Davis, New Zealand cricket bowler (NZ open v England 1994), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Iván Rodríguez, MLB catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
  • Kristi Noem, American politician, Governor of South Dakota (2019-), born in Watertown, South Dakota
  • Matthew Lawton, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 2000, 04; Minnesota Twins), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Ray Durham, American MLB infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
1971 Highlights

About November 30, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: St. Andrew's Day (United Kingdom)

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