On This Day

What Happened on April 3, 1971

Historical Events

  • 125th Grand National: John Cook aboard 28/1 chance Specify wins a close finish between the leading 5 in the final furlong
  • 16th Eurovision Song Contest: Severine for Monaco wins singing "Un banc, un arbre, une rue" in Dublin
  • The Temptations score their second US No. 1 with "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)"

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony McClanahan, American football linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), born in Bakersfield, California
  • Peter Schwab, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Picabo Street, American skier (Olympic gold 1994), born in Triumph, Idaho
  • Quilvio Veras, Major League Baseball second baseman, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Valachi, American gangster, dies at 66
  • Manfred Bonnington Lee [Ellery Queen], detective writer, dies at 65
1971 Highlights

About April 3, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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