On This Day

What Happened on February 4, 1971

Historical Events

  • Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks
  • British car maker Rolls Royce declared itself bankrupt
  • Government exhibit under construction in Brazil collapses, kills 65
  • Lieutenant-General Vernon Erskine-Crum becomes General Officer Commanding of the British Army in Northern Ireland
  • National Guard mobilized to quell rioting in Wilmington NC
  • The NASDAQ stock exchange, the second-largest in the world - behind the New York Stock Exchange - is founded in New York City

Famous Birthdays

  • Maarten Atmodikoro, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
  • Michael Goorjian, American actor (Party Of Five, SLC Punk!), born in San Francisco, California
  • Pete Pierson, NFL tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Rob Corddry, American actor and comedian
  • Sterling Palmer, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
1971 Highlights

About February 4, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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