On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1971

Historical Events

  • "Alias Smith & Jones" premieres on ABC TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan McManus, Scottish snooker player
  • Doug Edwards, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Doug Weight, Warren MI, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers, Team USA 98)
  • Tommy Puett, actor (Tyler-Life Goes On, America's Top 10), born in Gary, Indiana

Famous Deaths

  • Richard B Russell, (Sen-D-Ga), dies at 73
1971 Highlights

About January 21, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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