On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1971

Historical Events

  • USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Evonne Goolagong beats Margaret Court 6-4, 6-1 for the first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles

Famous Birthdays

  • Evelyn Lau, Canadian author
  • Jared Palmer, American tennis star, born in NYC, New York
  • Troy Brown, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Ballantine, American composer and music professor, dies at 84
1971 Highlights

About July 2, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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