What Happened on June 16, 1971

Historical Events

  • Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen, Netherlands
  • Racial disturbance in Jacksonville, Florida

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Gomez, American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Daliah Wachs "Dr. Daliah", American radio host, born in Los Angeles, California

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur (1971-1996)

American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), born in East Harlem, New York

Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Garfield Wood, American inventor, motorboat builder and racer (world water speed record x 5; first to travel over 100 mph on water), dies at 90
  • John Reith, Scottish broadcast executive (General Manager of the BBC), dies at 81

About June 16, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

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