What Happened on April 5, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole
  • Mount Etna erupts in Sicily

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sri Lanka's communist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) launches insurrection against the United Front government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike

World's 1st Female Head of State Sirimavo Bandaranaike
World's 1st Female Head of State
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
  • US Lt William Calley sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering 22 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai Massacre
  • WNJT TV channel 52 in Trenton, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Kuberski, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Finidi George, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Stuart Peele, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)