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

Person of interestTupac Shakur

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

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur

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? 49 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini