On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1971

Historical Events

  • USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars

Famous Birthdays

  • Darryl Morrison, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
  • Psicosis, Mexican professional wrestler

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Wagenaar, Dutch-American composer (3 Songs for Chinese), dies at 76
  • Ogden Nash, American humorous poet (I'm a Stranger Here Myself, Masquerade Party), dies at 68
1971 Highlights

About May 19, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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