What Happened on May 31, 1971

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Elberg, Canadian CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Murray Hocking, Australian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, Australia
  • Sarah Murdoch [Sarah O'Hare], British-Australian model, born in London, England
  • Troy Malave, Venezuelan outfielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Cumana, Venezuela
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Bert Ironmonger, Australian cricket spin bowler (14 Tests; 74 wickets @ 17.97; Queensland, Victoria), dies at 89
  • Massimo Campigli, Italian painter and illustrator, dies at 75
1971 Highlights

About May 31, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Memorial Day (United States), Spring Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
  • UK #1 Song: Knock Three Times - Dawn