On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1971

Historical Events

  • CBS presents the first episode of BBC production "The Six Wives of Henry VIII", continuing weekly until September 5th

Music concertMusic Concert

George Harrison's benefit concerts for Bangladesh (2 shows) take place at Madison Square Garden, NYC; performers include Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Ravi Shankar, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, and Leon Russell

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Richard Petty wins the Dixie 500 in Atlanta, Georgia to become the first NASCAR driver to win $1m in career earnings

Auto Racer Richard Petty
Auto Racer
Richard Petty

Famous Birthdays

  • Julia Chilicki, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Somers, Connecticut
  • Lisa Flood, Canadian 100m breaststroker (Olympics 1996), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Shae Sloan, American women,s baseball pitcher (Colorado Silver Bullets, 1994-96), born in Huntsville, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • John McDermott, American golfer (US Open, 1911-12), dies of heart failure at 79 [1]
1971 Highlights

About August 1, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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