On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1971

Historical Events

Music Premiere

"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin first played live at Ulster Hall, Belfast by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and John Paul Jones

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Hunter, American baseball outfielder (AL stolen base leader 1997, 99; Detroit Tigers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Chad Fonville, infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Filip Meirhaeghe, Belgian mountainbiker
  • Jose Mercedes, El Seybo Dom Rep, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Yuri Lowenthal, American actor/author/painter

Famous Deaths

  • Winnie Lightner, American actress (Gold Dust Gertie, Sit Tight), dies at 71
1971 Highlights

About March 5, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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