On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 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)