On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1971

Historical Events

  • 1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York)

Famous Birthdays

  • Christophe "Titou" Lamaison, French rugby footballer fly-half, 1996-2004, all-time leading points scorer for France, with 380 points, born in Dax, France
  • Craig Mazin, American scriptwriter and film director (Chernobyl), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Marc Peers, Canadian tornado sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
1971 Highlights

About April 8, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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