On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 37th Orange Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #5 LSU, 17-12
  • 37th Sugar Bowl: #4 Tennessee beats #11 Air Force, 34-13
  • 57th Rose Bowl: #12 Stanford beats #2 Ohio State, 27-17
  • Cigarette advertisements banned on TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Holik, Jihlava Cze, NHL left wing (NJ Devils, Team Czech Rep)
  • Bridget Pettis, American Basketball player (WNBA guard for Phoenix Mercury), born in East Chicago, Indiana
  • Kevin Lee, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • Kevin Mitchell, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
  • Sammie Henson, American wrestler

Famous Deaths

  • Saint Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Saint (b. 1894)