What Happened on July 1, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Britain and Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands
  • Debt raised to build San Franisco's Golden Gate Bridge paid off
  • 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

  • Julianne Nicholson, American actress
  • 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

Famous Deaths

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