What Happened on May 5, 1971

Historical Events

  • Courtney, Courtney, and Link's musical "Earl of Ruston" opens at Billy Rose Theater, NYC, runs for 5 performances
  • Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

  • David Reilly, American electro-rock singer-songwriter and keyboardist (God Lives Underwater), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2005)
  • Harold Miner, American NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Inglewood, California
  • Ken Brown, American NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos), born in Wiesbaden, Germany
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Alice Tissot, French actress (Italian Straw Hat), dies of cancer at 81
  • Harry Moorman, Dutch vice-admiral (KVP), dies at 71
  • Petro Scaglione, Italian procureur-general, killed by Mafia
  • Violet Jessop, Titanic survivor (b. 1887)

About May 5, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 1 month and 1 day
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: Double Barrel - Dave & Ansil Collins