What Happened on January 15, 1971

Historical Events

  • Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt

Music Single

George Harrison releases 1st solo single "My Sweet Lord" in the UK; tops the charts in 15 countries, and becomes subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit

  • Walt Smith and Leon Uris' musical "Ari", based on Uris' novel "Exodus", opens at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC; runs for 19 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • LeShon Johnson, American football running back (Arizona Cardinals), born in Haskell, Oklahoma

Regina KingRegina King (52 years old)

American actress (Southland, If Beale Street Could Talk), born in Cincinnati, Ohio


Famous Deaths

  • John Dall, actor (Corn is Green, Rope), dies of a heart attack at 50
1971 Highlights

About January 15, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years and 13 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