On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1971

Historical Events

  • FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Avery, American Christian rock guitarist (Third Day, 1995-08)
  • Brett Bech, American football wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Slidell, Louisiana
  • David Walliams, English actor, comedian (Come Fly With Me) and children's author, born in London, England
  • Jonathan Ke Quan, Vietnamese-American actor (Sam-Together We Stand), born in Saigon, South Vietnam
  • Kevin Hickman, American NFL tight end (Detroit Lions), born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Oronde Gadsden, American NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Steve Stone, English footballer, born in Gateshead, England

Famous Deaths

  • Rashid Minhas, Pakistani Air Force pilot (b. 1951)
1971 Highlights

About August 20, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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