On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1971

Historical Events

Music Recording

Barbra Streisand records "We've Only Just Begun"

  • US Supreme Court upholds use of busing to achieve racial desegregation

Famous Birthdays

  • Allan Houston, American basketball player (NY Knicks, Detroit Pistons), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Chris Penn, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Chicago Bears), born in Lenapah, Oklahoma
  • Grant Smith, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Canberra, Australia
  • John Senden, Australian golfer (2 PGA Tour titles), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Mikey Welsh, American bass player (Weezer, 1998-2001 - "Island In The Sun"), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2011)
  • Terry Smith, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts), born in Clemson, South Carolina
  • Tina Cousins, English singer (Mysterious Times), born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England
  • Yonel Jourdain, American NFL running back and kick returner (Buffalo Bills), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Cecil Parker, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
1971 Highlights

About April 20, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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