On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1971

Historical Events

  • Britain and Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands
  • Debt raised to build San Franisco's Golden Gate Bridge paid off
  • North Carolina becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, ratifying 26th amendment
  • State of Washington becomes 1st state to ban sex discrimination
  • Twenty-sixth Amendment, which lowers the voting age from 21 to 18, is ratified and becomes part of the United States Constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Hamilton, American football defensive end, born in Columbia, Mississippi
  • Julianne Nicholson, American actress (Megan Wheeler-Law & Order: Criminal Intent), born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • Melissa Peterman [Melissa Margaret], American actress (Reba, Fargo), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Person of interestMissy Elliott

Missy Elliott, American rapper (Supa Dupa Fly, Under Construction), born in Portsmouth, Virginia

  • Steven W. Bailey, American actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in San Diego, California

Famous Deaths

  • Lord Learie Constantine, West Indian cricket all-rounder (UKs first black peer), dies of a heart attack at 69
1971 Highlights

About July 1, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer