What Happened on April 5, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole
  • In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
  • Mount Etna erupts in Sicily
  • US Lt William Calley sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering 22 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai Massacre
  • WNJT TV channel 52 in Trenton, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Kuberski, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Finidi George, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Stuart Peele, Australian rower (Olympics-96)