On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1971

Historical Events

  • Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is
  • Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims
  • Philadelphia's Veteran's Stadium dedicated

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Perez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Nigua, Dominican Republic
  • Deb Sonnenberg, Canadian softball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Garrison Hearst, American NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers), born in Lincolnton, Georgia
  • Jeremy Licht, American actor (Mark-Valerie/Hogan Family), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese artist & sculptor, born in Chikuma, Nagano Prefecture
  • Orlanda Truitt, American football wide receiver (Oakland Raiders), born in Bessemer, Alabama
  • Richard Chee Quee, Australian-Chinese cricketer (NSW opening batsman Fiji/Chin ancestry), born in Camperdown, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Ford, American clairaudient (b. 1896)
1971 Highlights

About January 4, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn