On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1971

Historical Events

  • United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership
  • US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Vacek, Czech tennis player (French Open doubles 1996, 97; US Open doubles 1997), born in Prague, Czech Republic
  • James Page, American boxer (WBA Welterweight champion 1998-2000), born in Pittsburg, California
  • Jessica Collins [Capogna], actress (Dinah Lee Mayberry-Loving)
  • Lachy Hulme, Australian actor and screenwriter
1971 Highlights

About April 1, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries