On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1971

Historical Events

  • WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Elberg, CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Lenny McGill, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Murray Hocking, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • Sarah O'Hare, model (Cosmopolitan-Jan 1994)
  • Troy Malave, Cumana Venezuela, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)

Famous Deaths

  • Dainty Ironmonger, cricketer (74 wkts in 14 Tests after age 46), dies
  • Massimo Campigli, Italian painter and illustrator, dies at 75
1971 Highlights

About May 31, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini