What Happened on July 3, 1971

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

Julian AssangeJulian Assange (51 years old)

Australian founder of Wikileaks, born in Townsville, Queensland

Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

Jim MorrisonJim Morrison (1943-1971)

American singer-songwriter (The Doors) and poet, dies of heart failure allegedly caused be an accidental heroin overdose at 27

  • Renie Riano, British-American vaudeville and screen actress (Jiggs and Maggie films; The Family Jewels), dies after long illness at 71
1971 Highlights

About July 3, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
  • UK #1 Song: Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep - Middle Of The Road