On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Darryl Morrison, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
  • Lori Ann Mundt, Yorkton Saskatchawan, volleyball player (Olympics 1996)
  • 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