What Happened on August 5, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • The British Parliament debate the security situation in Northern Ireland
  • WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • Perry Carter, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • Valeri Karpov, Chelyabinsk Russia, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (22) weds actor Helmuth Sommer

Singer Donna Summer
Donna Summer

Famous Deaths

  • Josef Stanislav, composer, dies at 74