On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1971

Historical Events

  • WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer, born in Besana in Brianza, Italy
  • Gretchen Whitmer, American politician, Governor of Michigan (2019-), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • Hugh Douglas, NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Mansfield, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58
  • Oliver McGowan, American actor (Banning, Stagecoach), dies at 64
  • The original Shamu, Sea World orca
1971 Highlights

About August 23, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo