Today in History for January 1971

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 76 of 76

1st - Cigarette advertisements banned on TV
1st - 57th Rose Bowl: #12 Stanford beats #2 Ohio State, 27-17
1st - 37th Sugar Bowl: #4 Tennessee beats #11 Air Force, 34-13
1st - 37th Orange Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #5 LSU, 17-12
2nd - A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66
3rd - "President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 72 perfs
3rd - AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17
3rd - NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 17-10
4th - Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is
4th - Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims
4th - Philadelphia's Veteran Stadium dedicated
5th - 1st one-day international, Australia v England at the MCG
5th - Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
5th - Body of US heavyweight Charles "Sonny" Liston (36) found; he had been dead for an estimated 6 days.
6th - Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
6th - Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate
Singer-songwriter Neil YoungSinger-songwriter Neil Young 6th - Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days
7th - -40°F (-40°C), Hawley Lake, Ariz (state record)
8th - 29 pilot whales beach themselves & die at San Clemente Island, Calif
8th - Voyageurs National Park, Minn, established
9th - "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic NYC after 19 perf
10th - "Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 perfs
10th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
10th - Irish Republican Army (IRA) carry out a 'punishment attack', tarring and feathering 4 men accused of criminal activities in Belfast
11th - Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves
12th - "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
12th - "Soon" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 3 performances
12th - Congressional Black Caucus organizes
Politician, statesman Henry KissingerPolitician, statesman Henry Kissinger 12th - US Federal grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger
12th - Negotiations over price of petroleum begin in Tehran between 6 OPEC Persian Gulf states and 22 oil companies
12th - 2 bombs explode at UK Employment Secretary Robert Carr's home
12th - 21st NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 108-107 at San Diego
13th - "Soon" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances
14th - John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
15th - "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances
15th - Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt
15th - George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"
16th - Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)
17th - Super Bowl V: Balt Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Chuck Howley, Dallas, LB
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 17th - At a party conference in Dublin, Sinn Féin end their 65 year abstentionist policy and agree that any elected representative could take their seat at the Dáil
18th - Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in NY, to become WWF champ
18th - Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling
19th - "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances
19th - 24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
19th - The Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial
19th - NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association
20th - Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8)
20th - John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan
21st - "Alias Smith & Jones" premieres on ABC TV
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon 22nd - John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Power to the People"
23rd - -80°F (-62°C) in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska (US record)
23rd - 4th ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 122 at Carolina
23rd - UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row
23rd - Riots break out in the Shankill Road area of Belfast, North Ireland
23rd - Britain allowed to sell arms to S. Africa, after Commonwealth Conference in Singapore ends in compromise
24th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-6
25th - Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders
25th - Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
25th - Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada
25th - Phila mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar
25th - WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
25th - The 170 delegates of the Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) call for the resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 26th - Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts law against limitation of war crimes
27th - Montgomery St Station, last link in Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco, 'holed thru'
27th - The body of a man who had been shot dead is found in Belfast
28th - 1971 NFL Draft: Jim Plunkett from University of Stanford first pick by New England Patriots
29th - Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, v England at Adelaide
30th - "Ari" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 19 performances
30th - Dennis Lillee takes 5-84 in his 1st Test bowl, v England
30th - UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak
31st - "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hit #1 on UK pop chart
31st - Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands
31st - Jake Beckley, Joe Kelley, Harry Hooper, Rube Marquard, Chick Hafey
31st - US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
31st - US male Figure Skating championship won by John Misha Petkevich
31st - & Dave Bancroft & George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 158

1st - Beno Bryant, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
1st - Bobby Holik, Jihlava Cze, NHL left wing (NJ Devils, Team Czech Rep)
1st - Bridget Pettis, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
1st - Kevin Lee, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
1st - Kevin Mitchell, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
1st - Sammie Henson, American wrestler
2nd - Aamer Nazir, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler 1993- )
2nd - Aaron Williams, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics)
2nd - Brad Parpan, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
2nd - Horace Copeland, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
2nd - Robert O' Neal, WLAF DB (Amsterdam Admirals)
2nd - Taye Diggs, American actor
2nd - Lisa Harrison, American basketball player
3rd - Cory Cross, Lloydminster, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
3rd - Ku'ualoha Taylor, Hawaii, Miss USA (Hawaii-Miss Congeniality-1996)
3rd - Rene van Rijswijk, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
4th - Carlos Perez, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos)
4th - Deb Sonnenberg, Edmonton Alberta, softball pitcher (Olympics-96)
4th - Errol Brown, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
4th - Garrison Hearst, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers)
4th - Jeremy Licht, actor (Mark-Valerie/Hogan Family), born in Los Angeles, California
4th - Orlanda Truitt, wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
4th - Richard Chee Quee, cricketer (NSW opening batsman Fiji/Chin ancestry)
4th - Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese artist, sculptor
5th - Eric Smith, NFL/WLAF wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Scotland Claymores)
5th - Hillary Butler, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
5th - Jason Bates, Downey CA, infielder (Colorado Rockies)
5th - Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress
6th - Jed DeVries, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)
6th - Mike Wells, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
6th - Myron Baker, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
6th - Gary Wiseman, American punk-rock drummer
7th - Bobby Hamilton, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals, NY Jets)
7th - Masato Itai, WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
7th - Todd Yeaman, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
7th - C.W. Anderson, American professional wrestler
7th - Tina Anderson, American comic book writer
8th - Billy Joe Hobert, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
8th - Branislav Janos, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
8th - Brenda Lee Armstrong, Albert Lea Minn, Miss Minn-America (1991)
8th - Brook Mahealani Lee, Miss Universe/Miss USA (1997-Hawaii)
8th - Darren Langdon, Deere Lake, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
8th - Jason Giambi, West Covina CA, infielder (Oakland A's)
8th - Roosevelt Potts, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
8th - Stephane Barin, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
8th - Pascal Zuberbühler, Swiss footballer
9th - Bill Schroeder, NFL wide reciever (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
9th - Elizabeth Punsalan, Syracuse NY, American ice skater (Oly-15-94)
9th - Scott Thornton, London, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
9th - Daniel Dumile, American hip hop artist
9th - Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian author
9th - Yusuke Naora, Japanese game art director
10th - Guylaine Cloutier, Levis QUE, 100m breaststroke swimmer (Oly-4-92, 96)
10th - Sergi Bruguera, Italy, tennis star
11th - Alexander Delgado, Palmerejo Venezuela, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
11th - Karmeeleyah McGill, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
Singer-Songwriter Mary Jane BligeSinger-Songwriter Mary Jane Blige (11th) 11th - Mary Jane Blige, New York, American R&B singer-songwriter
11th - Noah Cantor, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
11th - Stephen Smith, high jumper, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
12th - Andy Fox, infielder (NY Yankees), born in Sacramento, California
12th - Oscar Sturgis, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
12th - Scott Burrell, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets)
12th - Shane Dronett, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos)
13th - Elmer Dessens, Hermosillo Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
13th - John Mallory Asher, American film actor/director
14th - Antonios Nikopolidis, Greek footballer
14th - Lasse Kjus, Norwegian skier
15th - LeShon Johnson, running back (Arizona Cardinals)
15th - Regina King, actress (Brenda Jenkins-227), born in Los Angeles, California
16th - Josh Evans, actor (Ricochett, The Doors)
16th - Jukka-Pekka Nummi, WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores)
16th - Junior Bryant, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
16th - Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
16th - Scott Williams, Orange California, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
16th - Sergei Bruguera, Spain, tennis star
16th - Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
17th - Derek Plante, Cloquet, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres)
17th - Peter Winter, Australian decathlete (Olympics-96)
17th - Tyler Houston, US baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves)
17th - Kid Rock, American singer
17th - Richard Burns, English rally driver (d. 2005)
17th - Leonardo Ciampa, Italian-American musician
17th - Youki Kudoh, Japanese actress
17th - Ann Wolfe, female boxer
18th - Andre Coleman, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (San Diego Chargers)
18th - Greg Engel, NFL center (San Diego Chargers)
18th - Jonathan Davis, American singer (KoЯn)
18th - Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
18th - Josep Guardiola, Spanish footballer
18th - Seamus O'Regan, Canadian broadcast journalist
18th - Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author and journalist, born in Nakuru, Rift Valley
19th - Jeff Juden, Salem MA, baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants)
19th - Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
19th - Reggie Brooks, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
19th - Shawn Wayans, actor (In Living Color)
19th - John Wozniak, American singer and songwriter (Marcy Playground)
20th - Alan Young, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
20th - Andrei Skabelka, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
20th - Johnny Mitchell, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
20th - Karin Smith, Miss Minnesota USA (1996)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Horror Author Stephen KingHorror Author Stephen King (7th) 7th - American horror, sci-fi and fantasy author Stephen King marries Tabitha Spruce, author and activist

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

11th - 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 27 of 27

1st - Saint Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Saint (b. 1894)
2nd - Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (b. 1906)
2nd - Richard Maxwell (Dick) Haldane, South African trade unionist, dies at 62
4th - Arthur Ford, American clairaudient (b. 1896)
5th - Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)
5th - Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, dies at 66
7th - Dick Kollmar, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), dies at 60
7th - Madame Spivy [LeVoe], actress (All Fall Down), dies at 64
8th - Adriano Lualdi, composer, dies at 85
9th - Giannis Christou, Greek composer (b. 1926)
9th - Elmer Flick, baseball player (b. 1876)
10th - Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer, dies at 87
11th - I. (Irene) Rice Pereira, American abstract artist dies aged 68
13th - Bernard "Heinz" Lammerding, Germ SS-gen/contractor (Tulle), dies at 65
13th - Robert Still, English composer, dies at 60
14th - Ethel Glenn Hier, composer, dies at 82
15th - John Dall, actor (Corn is Green, Rope), dies of heart attack at 50
16th - Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68
16th - Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (b. 1890)
18th - Catherine Calvert, actress (Fires of Faith), dies of stroke at 80
19th - Harry Shields, American musician (b. 1899)
20th - Gilbert M Anderson, actor (1st Movie Cowboy), dies at 88
21st - Richard B Russell, (Sen-D-Ga), dies at 73
23rd - Fritz Feigl, Austria-born chemist (b. 1871)
24th - Bill W., American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
27th - Jacobo Arbenz, President of Guatemala (b. 1913)
28th - Donald Winnicott, British psychoanalyst (b. 1896)

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