On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1971

Historical Events

Television Debut

British TV chat show "Parkinson" debuts on BBC1 presented by Michael Parkinson

Music Single

Paul McCartney releases single "Another Day" in UK

Album Release

Progressive rock band Yes release their break-through third studio album "The Yes Album"

  • Walt Wesley becomes 1st Cleve Cavalier to score 50 pts in a game

Famous Birthdays

  • Becky Dyroen-Lancer, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in San Jose, California
  • Gil Shaham, Israeli-American violinist, born in Urbana, Illinois
  • Glyn Milburn, American football running back/kick returner (First-team All-Pro 1999; Pro Bowl 1995, 99; Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jeff Kinney, American author (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), born in Fort Washington, Maryland
  • Wally Williams, American NFL center/guard (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • William Henderson, American NFL running back (Super Bowl 1996; Pro Bowl, All Pro 2004; Green Bay Packers), born in Richmond, Virginia
1971 Highlights

About February 19, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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