On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1971

Historical Events

  • Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
  • Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate

Music concertMusic Concert

Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Wiseman, American punk-rock drummer, born in Tyler, Texas
  • Myron Baker, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Haughton, Louisiana
1971 Highlights

About January 6, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn