What Happened on February 14, 1971

Historical Events

Daytona 500

13th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins his 3rd Great American Race; goes on to win the inaugural Winston Cup title

Musical Finale

Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown", based on characters from Charles M. Schulz's' "Peanuts", and starring Gary Burghoff, closes at Theatre 80 in the East Village, NYC, after 1597 performances

  • Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television

US History

Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in the White House

  • Tehran agreement signed; oil companies accept 55 percent tax rate, immediate increase in posted prices, and further successive increases
1971 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Gheorghe Muresan, American NBA center (Washington Bullets/Wizards), born in Tritenii de Jos, Romania
  • Kenny Shedd, American football receiver (New York Jets, Oakland Raiders), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • Kris Aquino, Filipino actress & TV host, born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • Lonnie Johnson, American NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Noriko Sakai, Japanese singer, born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Tommy Dreamer, American professional wrestler, born in Yonkers, New York
Born in 1971

About February 14, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One Bad Apple - The Osmonds
  • UK #1 Song: My Sweet Lord - George Harrison