On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 75th Boston Marathon: Álvaro Mejía of Colombia wins in 2:18:45; American Sara Mae Berman 1st woman for 3rd straight year in 3:08:30 (unsanctioned)

MurderMurder of Interest

Charles Manson sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Sharon Tate

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson
Actress and Murder Victim Sharon Tate
Actress and Murder Victim
Sharon Tate
  • Sierra Leone becomes a republic (National Day)
  • USSR Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit