What Happened on February 25, 1971

Historical Events

  • "Oh! Calcutta!" moves to Belasco Theater in NYC; runs 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
1971 History

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 Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Nova Peris, field hockey left halfback (Olympics 1996), born in Darwin, Australia

Sean Astin (52 years old)

American actor (Goonies, The Lord of the Rings), born in Los Angeles, California

Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

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

About February 25, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 6 months and 27 days
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