What Happened on January 5, 1971

Historical Events

  • 1st one-day international, Australia v England at the MCG

Sports History

Body of former world heavyweight boxing champion Charles "Sonny" Liston (40) is found by his wife Geraldine at their Las Vegas home; he had been dead for an estimated 6 days; foul play suspected

  • Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game winning streak
1971 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Bates, American baseball infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Downey, California
  • Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress, born in Tokyo, Japan
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, dies at 66
  • Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)

About January 5, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Sweet Lord/Isn't It A Pity - George Harrison
  • UK #1 Song: Grandad - Clive Dunn