On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1971

Historical Events

  • Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Delgado, Palmerejo Venezuela, catcher (Boston Red Sox)

Person of interestMary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige, American R&B singer-songwriter (Be Without You) and actress (I Can Do Bad All By Myself), born in NYC, New York

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige
  • Noah Cantor, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Stephen Smith, high jumper, born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Famous Divorces

  • 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK

Famous Deaths

  • I. (Irene) Rice Pereira, American abstract artist dies aged 68
1971 Highlights

About January 11, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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