What Happened on April 21, 1971

Historical Events

  • Original Codex Reguis (with Edda-liederen) returns to Iceland

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Kravchenko, Russian professional poker player
  • Hasan Akbar, American convicted murderer
  • Samantha Druce, British swimmer, youngest woman to swim English Channel
  • Tony Mcgee, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Lowe, American actor (Black Sheep, Good Sam, Dillinger, Hot Pepper), dies at 81

Fran├žois Duvalier (1907-1971)

Dictator and President of Haiti (1957-71), dies of heart disease and diabetes at 64


1971 Highlights

About April 21, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 5 months and 6 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