What Happened on July 3, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe of Australia beats American Stan Smith 6-3, 5-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 for his third and final Wimbledon singles title

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJulian Assange

Julian Assange, Australian founder of Wikileaks, born in Townsville, Queensland

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder
Julian Assange
  • Terry Irving, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJim Morrison

Jim Morrison, American singer-songwriter (The Doors) and poet, dies of heart failure at 27

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • Renie Riano, English-born American actress dies after long illness at 71