What Happened on January 20, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8)

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Music releaseMusic Single

Single "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye about police brutality is released

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye

Famous Birthdays

  • "?uestlove" Ahmir Thompson, American DJ, producer and music journalist (The Roots), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Andrei Skabelka, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Brian Giles, American baseball player
  • Gary Barlow, English singer (Take That)
  • Johnny Mitchell, NFL tight end (NY Jets)

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Bacci, Italian cardinal, dies at 85
  • Broncho Billy Anderson, American actor and the 1st cowboy in a movie (The Great Train, The Lucky Dog), dies at 88