What Happened on January 9, 1971

Historical Events

  • "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic Theater, NYC, after 19 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Punsalan, American ice skater (Olympic 15-94), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian novelist & cultural critic, born in Brockville, Canada
  • MF Doom [Daniel Dumile], American hip hop artist, born in London, United Kingdom [1]
  • Scott Thornton, Canadian hockey left wing (941 NHL games; Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks), born in London, Ontario
  • Yusuke Naora, Japanese game art director, born in Shimane Prefecture, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Elmer Flick, American Baseball HOF outfielder (AL batting champion 1905; NL RBI leader 1900; 2 × AL stolen base leader; Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Bronchos/Naps), dies at 94
  • Giannis Christou, Greek composer (b. 1926)
1971 Highlights

About January 9, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years and 21 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