Historical Events on January 5, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st one-day international, Australia v England at the MCG
  • Body of US heavyweight Charles "Sonny" Liston (36) found; he had been dead for an estimated 6 days.
  • Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak