What Happened on May 1, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 97th Kentucky Derby: Gustavo Avila on Canonero II wins in 2:03.2
  • Amtrak Railroad begins operation
  • Rolling Stones release "Brown Sugar"

Famous Birthdays

  • Ajith Kumar, Indian film actor
  • Ethan Albright, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills)
  • Jamie Marie Swenson, Miss USA-South Dakota (1997)
  • Renee Poetschka, Australian 200m/400m (Olympics-92, 96)
  • Stuart Appleby, Cohuna Australia, Nike golfer (1994 Victorian PGA)

Famous Deaths

  • Edith Day, actress (Romance of Air), dies at 75
  • Glenda Farrell, actress (Grand Slam, Exposed), dies at 66