On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1971

Historical Events

  • Pretoria court rules that the former leader of the banned Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Robert Sobukwe, will not be allowed to use his exit permit to leave South Africa for study in the United States

Famous Birthdays

  • Brant Brown, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Porterville, California
  • Kurt Warner, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Super Bowl 1999 [MVP], St. Louis Rams; Pro Bowl (1999–2001, 08), born in Burlington, Iowa
  • Laryssa Biesenthal, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Walkertown, Ontario

Person of interestMary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn Rajskub, American actress (Chloe O'Brian-24), born in Detroit, Michigan


1971 Highlights

About June 22, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer