What Happened on May 20, 1971

Historical Events

  • Pentagon reports blacks constitute 11% of US soldiers in SE Asia

Famous Birthdays

  • Erato Alakiozidou, Greek classical and contemporary music concert pianist and arts director (Tangos a Cuatro; Idée Fixe”; Music Diaries; beArtive), born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Jonas Berqvist, Angelhorn SWE, hockey forward (Team Sweden, Olympics 1998)
  • Niklas Andersson, Kungalv Swe, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • Sandy Schreur, Dutch soccer player (NEC)
  • Šárka Kašpárková, Czech athlete
  • Tony Stewart, American race car driver

Famous Deaths

  • Martín Dihigo, Cuban Baseball HOF two-way player (2 × Negro League All-Star New York Cubans; 4 × Cuban League MVP), dies at 65
  • Waldo Williams, Welsh poet (b. 1904)
1971 Highlights

About May 20, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 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