What Happened on April 19, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 75th Boston Marathon: Alvaro Mejia of Colombia 1st man in 2:18:45 and Sara Mae Berman of United States 1st woman in 3:08:30
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Otis Scott, 400m/800m runner, born in Gainesville, Florida