On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • CBS presents Masterpiece Theatre's 6 Wives of Henry VIII

Music concertMusic Concert

George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Richard Petty wins the Dixie 500 in Atlanta, Georgia to become the first NASCAR driver to win $1m in career earnings

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Lester, American football player (Atlanta Falcons), born in Miami, Florida
  • Julia Chilicki, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Somers, Connecticut
  • Lisa Flood, Canadian 100m breaststroker (Olympics 1996), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Shae Sloan, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Huntsville, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • John McDermott, American golfer (US Open 1911-12), dies of mental illness at 79