On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1971

Historical Events

  • "Benny Hill Show" tops TV ratings
  • "Cannon" starring William Conrad as a private detective premieres on CBS-TV; airs for 5 seasons

Historic Event

Bangladesh (East Pakistan) under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declares its independence from Pakistan


Famous Birthdays

  • Behzad Ghorbani, Iranian zoologist and sociobiologist
  • Dave DeGraaf, American team handball player (Olympics, 1996), born in Spring Arbor, Michigan
  • Jesús Taváres, Dominican MLB outfielder, 1993-98 (Florida Marlins, and 2 other teams), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Rennae Stubbs, Australian tennis player, born in Sydney, New South Wales
1971 Highlights

About March 26, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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