On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • George Jackson, US prisoner, shot to death at 29
1971 Highlights

About August 21, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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