On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1971

Historical Events

  • -80°F (-62°C) in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska (US record)
  • 4th ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 122 at Carolina
  • Britain allowed to sell arms to S. Africa, after Commonwealth Conference in Singapore ends in compromise
  • Riots break out in the Shankill Road area of Belfast, North Ireland
  • UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Parore, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (NZ, 1st Maori Test centurion), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Julie Foudy, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • Kevin Mawae, American football center (Seattle Seahawks), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Marc Nelson, American R&B singer and songwriter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mark Grimmette, American doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz Feigl, Austria-born chemist (b. 1871)
1971 Highlights

About January 23, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius