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)
  • 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