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

Music Concert

Royal Albert Hall cancels scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa, due to concerns about indecent lyrics


1971 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Maura Healey, American politician (1st woman governor of Massachusetts 2023-), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • William "Will" Turpin, American musician (Collective Soul) and producer (Gooey Music), born in Fairbanks, Alaska
Born in 1971

About February 8, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One Bad Apple - The Osmonds
  • UK #1 Song: My Sweet Lord - George Harrison