On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1971

Historical Events

Music Concert

50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert in McCrea, Louisiana; performers included Chuck Berry; Stephen Stills; WAR; John Sebastian; and Delaney and Bonnie

  • Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf
  • International Court of Justice asks South Africa to pull out of Namibia

US Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Merion GC: Lee Trevino wins his 2nd Open by 3 strokes in a Monday 18-hole playoff with Jack Nicklaus


Famous Birthdays

  • Anette Olzon, Swedish singer, born in Katrineholm, Sweden
  • Dipendra of Nepal, King of Nepal who massacred his family and was King for 3 days while in a coma (2001) (d. 2001)
  • Nicole Stevenson, Australian backstroker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Tyrone Drakeford, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
1971 Highlights

About June 21, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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