What Happened on August 21, 1971

Famous Birthdays

  • Liam Howlett, British musician (The Prodigy), born in Braintree, Essex, England
  • Matthew Noonan, American concert organist, born in Brockport, New York
  • Robert Harvey, Australian Rules Footballer (St Kilda Football Club), born in Seaford, Australia
  • Shayne Edge, American NFL/WLAF punter (Steelers, Barcelona Dragons), born in Lake City, Florida
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • George Jackson, American criminal, author, and Black Guerrilla Family gang founder, shot to death during attempted San Quentin, California prison escape at 29
1971 Highlights

About August 21, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: I'm Still Waiting - Diana Ross