On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1971

Historical Events

  • Skip Redwine and Larry Frank's musical "Frank Merriwell" opens and closes at Longacre Theater, NYC (1 performance only)
  • Soyuz 10 returns to Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Jas Mann, British pop singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Babylon Zoo - "Spaceman"), born in Dudley, Staffordshire, Emgland
  • Jeff Brohm, American football quarterback (San Francisco 49ers), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Ken Klee, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan off-spinner), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian guitarist and singer, born in Koersel, Belgium
  • Phil Rogers, Australian 100m breaststroker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Adelaide, South Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Lennie Hayton, American pianist, composer, conductor and arranger (Paul Whiteman; Bing Crosby; MGM), dies at of heart attack at 63
1971 Highlights

About April 24, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
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