On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1971

Historical Events

  • A British soldier dies in Derry after his vehicle had been attacked with petrol bombs (he died as a result of inhaling chemicals from fire extinguishers that were used to put out the fire)

Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, PGA National East: Jack Nicklaus leads wire-to-wire for his 2nd career grand slam; wins by 2 from Billy Casper

  • WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, Kentucky (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Junya Nakano, Japanese video game composer (Threads Of Fate; Final Fantasy X) born in Kyoto, Japan
  • Nigel Godrich, British record producer, recording engineer, and musician (Radiohead; Thom Yorke; Atoms for Peace), born in Westminster, London
  • Peter Stebbings, Canadian actor
  • Tristan Louis, American writer
1971 Highlights

About February 28, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces