What Happened on January 13, 1971

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • Joseph Kookoolis and Scott Fagan's rock opera musical "Soon" closes at Ritz Theater, NYC, after 3 performances

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? 52 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Sweet Lord/Isn't It A Pity - George Harrison
  • UK #1 Song: Grandad - Clive Dunn