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
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Gisela Hern├índez [Gonzalo], Cuban composer (Di├ílogo), and music educator, 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? 52 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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