What Happened on May 31, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Elberg, CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Lenny McGill, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Murray Hocking, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • Sarah O'Hare, model (Cosmopolitan-Jan 1994)
  • Troy Malave, Cumana Venezuela, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)

Famous Deaths

  • Dainty Ironmonger, cricketer (74 wkts in 14 Tests after age 46), dies
  • Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator, dies at 75