On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1971

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Richard Nixon announces he will visit the People's Republic of China

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Famous Birthdays

  • Danijela, Croatian singer
  • Dean Panaro, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Eric Lacroix, NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Ernest Dye, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • James Baldwin Jr, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Southern Pines, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Guy Wilkerson, American actor (Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin' Iron), dies of cancer at 71
1971 Highlights

About July 15, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer