On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1971

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
1971 Highlights

About July 16, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer