What Happened on February 20, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • National Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes

Famous Birthdays

  • Jari Litmanen, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Joost can der Westhuizen, South African rugby player, born in Pretoria (d. 2017)
  • Shalanda Burt, US murderess
  • Shawn McKenzie, American programmer