On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1971

Historical Events

  • The British Parliament debate the security situation in Northern Ireland
  • WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • Valeri Karpov, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer [nee Gaines] (22) weds actor Helmuth Sommer

Singer Donna Summer
Donna Summer

Famous Deaths

  • Josef Stanislav, composer, dies at 74
1971 Highlights

About August 5, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo