What Happened on May 5, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Earl of Ruston" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

  • David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (d. 2005)
  • Harold Miner, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Keith Hamilton, defensive end (NY Giants)
  • Ken Brown, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • Reggie Jones, wide receiver (KC Chiefs)

Famous Deaths

  • Alice Tissot, actress (Italian Straw Hat), dies of cancer at 81
  • Petro Scaglione, Italian procureur-general, killed by Mafia
  • Violet Jessop, Titanic survivor (b. 1887)