On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1971

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic 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

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
Musician John Paul Jones
John Paul Jones
Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Peistrup-Matthews, WPVA (Old Orchard-17-1995), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 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
  • Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
  • 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? 49 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces