What Happened on March 16, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win
  • KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award, Hollywood

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • Northern Ireland Prime Minister Chichester-Clark meets with British PM Heath to disucss the security situation in Northern Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Tudyk, American actor
  • Brett Carolan, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • Eric Ravotti, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Famous Deaths

  • Bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70
  • Chuck Fleetwood-Smith, cricketer (Vict & Aust), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of NY and Republican presidential candidate (1944, 1948), dies of a heart attack at 68

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey