On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1971

Historical Events

  • Philadelphia Phillies open their new home, Veterans Stadium, with a 4-1 win over the Montreal Expos; 55,352, largest ever crowd to watch a MLB game in Pennsylvania
  • The Republican commemorations is held in Belfast of the Easter Rising (in 1916 in Dublin), revealing conflicts between the two wings of the Irish Republican Army
  • US table tennis team arrives in People's Republic of China

Famous Birthdays

  • Joey DeFrancesco, American jazz Hammond organist, 9-time winner of the Down Beat Critics Poll (All Of Me; Reboppin'), born in Springfield, Pennsylvania
  • Karl Williams, American football wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Albion, Michigan
  • Mihai Bagiu, American gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Timisoara Romania

Famous Weddings

Penny Marshall

American actress Penny Marshall (27) marries American actor and director Rob Reiner (24); divorce in 1981

1971 Highlights

About April 10, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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