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
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

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