What Happened on March 16, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 disucss the security situation in Northern Ireland

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Tudyk, American actor
  • Brett Carolan, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • Eric Ravotti, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Famous Deaths

  • Bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70
  • Chuck Fleetwood-Smith, cricketer (Vict & Aust), dies

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