On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1971

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Single

Paul & Linda McCartney release single "Back Seat of My Car"

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney

Famous Birthdays

  • Camille Thompson, Canadian basketball center (Olympics, 1996), born in Salmon Arm, British Columbia
  • Chad Cota, American NFL safety, 1995-2002 (Carolina Panthers, and three other teams), born in Ashland, Oregon
  • Marcus Ragnarsson, Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman, 1990-2020 (NHL, 1995-2004: San Jose Sharks; Philadelphia Flyers; Swedish League, 1990-95, 2004-10), born in Östervåla, Sweden
  • Moritz Bleibtreu, German actor (Run Lola Run), born in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
  • Patrick Carpentier, Canadian race car driver, born in LaSalle, Quebec, Canada
  • Rolando Molina, Salvadoran-born American actor (Next Friday; Eagle Eye), born in San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Vernell Brown Jr., American jazz and R&B pianist, composer, arranger (Kenny Garrett Quintet), born in Las Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], American Grammy Award-winning R&B, rock, jazz, and session saxophonist bandleader ("Memphis Soul Stew"; Aretha Franklin), murdered during an argument with a vagrant outside of his NYC home at 37
1971 Highlights

About August 13, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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