On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1971

Historical Events

  • Bomb attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
  • Clandestine Radio Deutsche Reich (Germany) begins transmitting on FM

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Johnson, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1996; World C'ship gold 1995, 97, 2001, 03), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Tyler Hamilton, American road cyclist (only American to win one of the five Monuments of cycling; Liège–Bastogne–Liège 2003), born in Marblehead, Massachusetts
  • Zahoor Elahi, Pakistan cricket batsman (2 Tests; 14 ODIs), born in Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan
1971 Highlights

About March 1, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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