On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1971

Historical Events

  • 13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win
  • KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets with British PM Edward Heath to discuss the security situation in Northern Ireland

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
Prime Minister of Northern Ireland James Chichester-Clark
Prime Minister of Northern Ireland
James Chichester-Clark

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Tudyk, American actor
  • Brett Carolan, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • Eric Ravotti, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Greg Johnson, Canadian hockey center (Nashville Predators captain 2002-06), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70
  • Chuck Fleetwood-Smith, Australian cricket wrist-spin bowler (10 Tests), dies from cancer at 62

Person of interestThomas E. Dewey

Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of NY and Republican presidential candidate (1944, 1948), dies of a heart attack at 68

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey

1971 Highlights

About March 16, 1971

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

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces