What Happened on April 19, 1971

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)

Cricket History

After smashing 124 in the 1st innings, Indian cricket opener Sunil Gavaskar makes 220 in 2nd innings in the drawn 5th Test against the West Indies in Port of Spain, Trinidad

Murder of Interest

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

  • Sierra Leone becomes a republic (National Day)
  • USSR Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit
1971 History

Famous Deaths

  • Russ Hodges, American sportscaster (NY Mets, SF Giants; Wednesday Night Fights), dies at 60

About April 19, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
  • UK #1 Song: Hot Love - T Rex