On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1971

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, Czech ice hockey center (Stanley Cup 1995, 2000; New Jersey Devils; NHL All-Star 1998-99), born in Jihlava, Czech Republic
  • Bridget Pettis, American basketball guard (WNBA champion 2007, 09 assistant coach, Phoenix Mercury), born in East Chicago, Indiana
  • Scott Riggs, American auto racer (NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year 2002), born in Bahama, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Amphilochius of Pochayiv [Yakov Varnavovich Golovatyuk], Ukrainian Orthodox Christian saint, dies at 76
1971 Highlights

About January 1, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn