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

Meeting of Interest

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Tudyk, American actor, born in El Paso, Texas
  • 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

Thomas E. Dewey

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


1971 Highlights

About March 16, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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