What Happened on February 14, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 13th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (144.462 MPH)
  • Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in the White House

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Tehran agreement signed; oil companies accept 55 percent tax rate, immediate increase in posted prices, and further successive increases

Famous Birthdays

  • Derrick Witherspoon, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Gheorghe Muresan, NBA center (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
  • Kenny Shedd, WLAF receiver (Barcelona Dragons, Oakland Raiders)
  • Kris Aquino, Filipino Actress and TV Host
  • Lonnie Johnson, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • Noriko Sakai, Japanese singer
  • Tommy Dreamer, American professional wrestler