On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1971

Historical Events

  • Nasdaq Composite stock market index debuts with 50 companies and a starting value of 100
  • Operation Lam Son 719 begins, a limited South Vietnamese incursion into Laos
  • Pedro Morales beats Ivan Koloff in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ

Famous Birthdays

  • William "Will" Turpin, American musician (Collective Soul) and producer (Gooey Music), born in Fairbanks, Alaska
1971 Highlights

About February 8, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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