On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1971

Historical Events

  • Marine clay under houses liquefies in St-Jean-Vianney, Quebec, 31 die

Music Premiere

Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 524 performances, then most expensive Broadway musical at the time

Famous Birthdays

  • Felipe Lira, Venezuelan MLB baseball pitcher, 1995-2001 (Detroit Tigers, and 2 other teams), born in Santa Teresa, Venezuela
  • Jaime Fernandez, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • John Zandig, American professional wrestler, born in Sewell, New Jersey
  • Yanic Perreault, Canadian NHL ice hockey center, 1994-2008 (Los Angeles Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs, and 4 other teams), born in Sherbrooke, Canada
1971 Highlights

About April 4, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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