On This Day

What Happened on June 28, 1971

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Historical Events

Sports History

US Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali

Famous Birthdays

  • Aileen Quinn, American actress (Annie), born in Yardley, Pennsylvania
  • Bobby Hurley, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Elon Musk

Elon Musk, American entrepreneur and inventor (SpaceX, Tesla, Paypal), born in Pretoria, South Africa

  • Gary Downs, NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Greg Keagle, American MLB right-handed pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Corning, New York
  • Jeff Cothran, NFL fullback (Cin Bengals), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • Kenny Cunningham, Irish footballer, born in Limón, Costa Rica
  • Norika Fujiwara, Japanese actress and television personality, born in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • Ron Mahay, American baseball player, born in Crestwood, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Stangl, Austrian commandant of concentration camps (b. 1908)
  • Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Serenity), dies at 78
  • Joseph Colombo, mobster, shot dead at 48
1971 Highlights

About June 28, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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