On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1971

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Benjamin Britten's opera "Owen Wingrave" premieres in Aldwych, London

  • Bulgaria adopts its constitution
  • US 1st class postage now costs 8 cents (was 6 cents)

Famous Birthdays

  • Khari Jones, Canadian American football player (BC Lions, Scottish Claymores) and coach (Montreal Alouettes), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • Rachel Goswell, English singer and songwriter (Slowdive, Mojave 3)

Famous Deaths

  • Barney Stanley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame forward (Stanley Cup 1915, Vancouver Millionaires; coach Chicago Black Hawks 1927-28), dies at 77
1971 Highlights

About May 16, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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