On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1971

Historical Events

  • "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances
  • Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt

Music releaseMusic Single

George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single in the UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestRegina King

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

Actress Regina King
Regina King

Famous Deaths

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

About January 15, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn