On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Franco appoints prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) withdraw from Stormont (North Ireland Parliament) after no inquiry is announced into the shooting dead of Seamus Cusack and Desmond Beattie

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Thomas, American NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in Burbank, California
  • Corey Feldman, American actor (License to Drive, Stand by Me), born in Reseda, California
  • Ed Kowalczyk, American singer (Live), born in York, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • H T Tsiang, dies at 65