On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1971

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Andre President, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Chris Gomez, American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Daliah Wachs "Dr. Daliah", Los Angeles Ca., radio host

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), born in East Harlem, New York (d. 1996)


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
  • Lord Reith, British broadcast executive (b. 1889)
1971 Highlights

About June 16, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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