On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1971

Historical Events

Music History

Rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice opens at Mark Hellinger on Broadway, NYC for 711 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Ahn Jae Wook, South Korean actor, composer and singer, born in Donam-dong, Seongbuk District, Seoul, South Korea (d. 1971)
  • Bronzell Miller, American WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Federal Way, Washington (d. 2013)
  • Tony Fiore, American baseball player, born in Oak Park, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Dean Acheson, American statesman and U.S. Secretary of State (1949-53), dies at 78
  • Gene Vincent [Vincent Eugene Craddock], American rock guitarist and vocalist ("Be-Bop-A-Lula"), dies of bleeding ulcers at 36
1971 Highlights

About October 12, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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