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

Album Release

Reprise Records releases "Blue", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 4th studio album [1] [2]

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, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Walkertown, Ontario

Mary 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? 50 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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