What Happened on March 11, 1971

Historical Events

Music History

Jim Morrison leaves for Paris to re-orient himself emotionally and creatively, and to avoid the jail sentence given to him in Miami, Florida. He never returns to the US.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jiri Vykoukai, Czech ice hockey defenseman (Team Czech Republic - Olympic gold, 1998), born in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
  • Johnny Knoxville [Philip Clapp], American stunt performer and actor (Jackass franchise), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Liesbeth Migchelsen, Dutch soccer defender (97 caps; FFC Heike Rheine, SV Fortuna Wormerveer, AZ Alkmaar), born in Harderwijk, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • Martin Ručinský, Czech NHL left wing, 1991-2008 (Canadiens and 7 other teams; Olympic gold, 1998), born in Most, Czechoslovakia
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

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

About March 11, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One Bad Apple - The Osmonds
  • UK #1 Song: Baby Jump - Mungo Jerry