On This Day

What Happened on February 25, 1971

Historical Events

  • "Oh! Calcutta!" moves to Belasco Theater in NYC for 1,316 performances

Meeting of Interest

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark holds a meeting with Catholic Cardinal of Ireland William Conway, the first such meeting between men holding these offices since 1921

  • P Zindel's "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Hermann, US 50K walker (Olympics 1996)
  • Byron Dafoe, NHL goalie (Los Angeles Kings), born in Sussex, England
  • Daniel Powter, Canadian rock singer-songwriter ("Bad Day"), born in Vernon, British Columbia
  • David Fox, American 50m freestyle (Olympic 6th 1996)
  • Helen Dobson, British golfer (ANA Inspiration 1998 runner-up), born in Skegness, England
  • Konstantin Matoussevich, Israeli high jumper (Olympic 7th-1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Nova Peris, field hockey left halfback (Olympics 1996), born in Darwin, Australia
  • Sean Astin, American actor (Goonies, The Lord of the Rings), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, worked with colloids (Nobel 1926), dies at 86
1971 Highlights

About February 25, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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