On This Day

What Happened on March 11, 1971

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jim Morrison leaves for Paris to reorient himself emotionally and creatively and to avoid the jail sentence given to him in Miami. He will never return to the US.

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison

Famous Birthdays

  • Jiri Vykoukai, Olomouc CZ, hockey player (Team Czech Rep, Olympic gold 1998)
  • Johnny Knoxville, American television personality
  • Liesbeth Migchelsen, Dutch soccer defender (97 caps; FFC Heike Rheine, SV Fortuna Wormerveer, AZ Alkmaar), born in Harderwijk, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • Martin Rucinsky, Most Cze, NHL left wing (Canadiens, Olympic gold 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Philo Farnsworth, American inventor (created electronic television, video camera tube), dies of pneumonia at 64
  • Roy Glenn, dies in Los Angeles at 56
  • Whitney M Young Jr, leader (National Urban League 1961-71), dies at 49
1971 Highlights

About March 11, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces