On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1971

Historical Events

  • Sudan military coup under maj Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees

Famous Birthdays

  • Rick Walters, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Russell Allen, American rock vocalist (Symphony X; Trans-Siberian Orchestra), born in Long Beach, California
  • Urs B├╝hler, Swiss tenor (Il Divo), born in Willisau, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer (3-time world heavyweight champion; only heavyweight to reign as world champion in 3 different decades), born in Belovodskoye, Kyrgyzstan

Famous Weddings

  • "The Who" lead singer Roger Daltrey (27) weds British model Heather Taylor (24)
1971 Highlights

About July 19, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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