On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1971

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

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? 50 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer