What Happened on May 3, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "All Things Considered" premieres on 112 National Public Radio stations
  • Erich Honecker succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German communist party leader
  • National Public Radio begins programming
  • Nixon administration arrests 13,000 anti-war protesters in 3 days
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to John Toland (Rising Sun)

Famous Birthdays

  • Damon Dash, American entrepreneur and label executive (Roc-A-Fella Records), born in NYC, New York
  • James Roberson, American football defensive end (Rhein Fire), born in Bartow, Florida
  • Josey Scott, American singer (Saliva), born in Memphis, Tennessee