On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 1971

Historical Events

  • "Soon" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

In a high profile NHL trade, the Montreal Canadiens obtain future Hockey Hall of Fame left wing Frank Mahovlich from Detroit, in exchange for Bill Collins, Guy Charron and Mickey Redmond

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich

Famous Birthdays

  • Elmer Dessens, Hermosillo Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • John Mallory Asher, American film actor/director

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard "Heinz" Lammerding, German SS-gen/contractor (Tulle), dies at 65
  • Henri Tomasi, French conductor, classical and film music composer (Requiem for Peace; The Silence of the Sea), dies at 69
  • Robert Still, English composer, dies at 60
1971 Highlights

About January 13, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn