What Happened on May 15, 1971

Historical Events

  • "70, Girls, 70" closes at Broadhurst Theater, NYC, after 35 performances
  • 96th Preakness: Gustavo Avila aboard Canonero II wins in 1:54
  • Irish Republican Army member William 'Billy' Reid is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast
  • Radio Nordsee International's ship bombed
1971 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Phil Pfister, American strength athlete
  • Scott Shipley, Bremerton Wash, slalom single kayaker (Olympic 6th 1996)
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Donald F. Duncan Sr., American entrepreneur (Duncan Toys Company), dies at 78
  • Goose Goslin, American Baseball HOF left fielder (World Series 1924 Washington Sens, 1935 Detroit Tigers; AL batting champion 1928; MLB All Star 1936), dies at 70
  • Sir Tyrone Guthrie, British actor, producer, writer and director, dies at 70

About May 15, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
  • UK #1 Song: Knock Three Times - Dawn