On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1971

Historical Events

  • Test Cricket debut of Indian cricket great Sunil Gavaskar versus West Indies at Port-of-Spain; 125 Tests, 10,122 runs @ 51.12; 34 Test centuries

Famous Birthdays

  • Darrick Martin, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Roger Salkeld, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Burbank, California
  • Sean Morley, American professional wrestler

Famous Deaths

  • Raymond Herreman, Belgian poet, journalist and writer (Jericho's Rose), dies at 74
  • Thurston Dart, English harpsichordist and conductor, dies at 49
1971 Highlights

About March 6, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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