On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1971

Historical Events

  • US launches 1st satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Frers, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • Jeff Gordon, American auto racer (Winston Cup Series 1995, 97, 98, 2001; Daytona 500 1997, 99, 2005) and broadcaster (Fox NASCAR), born in Vallejo, California
1971 Highlights

About August 4, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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