On This Day

What Happened on June 10, 1971

Historical Events

  • 11 die in a train crash in Salem, Illinois
  • 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling "shalloon"

Famous Birthdays

  • (Joel) "Jo-Jo" Hailey, American R&B singer (Jodeci - "Come And Talk To Me"; "Cry For You"), born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • Bruno N'Gotty, French footballer
  • DeWayne Dotson, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Leanza Cornet, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)
  • Piyush "Bobby" Jindal, American politician (US Representative for Louisiana (R), 2005-08; Governor of Louisiana, 2008-16), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Rennie, British actor (The Day the Earth Stood Still), dies at 61
  • Virginia Eames, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 82
1971 Highlights

About June 10, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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