On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1971

Historical Events

  • 1st Lt William L Calley Jr found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre
  • Chile president Allende nationalizes banks/copper mines
  • Conrad Van Emde Boas becomes West Europe's 1st sexology professor
  • Development of a serum hepatitis vaccine for children announced
  • WSVN (now WSBN) TV channel 47 in Norton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Lennart van Reen, son of author Ton v R/publisher Corrie Zelen
  • Ryan Lambert, American performer (Kids Incorporated) lead singer (Elephone), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician, tortured to death at 84
1971 Highlights

About March 29, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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