On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1971

Historical Events

  • Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Avenue" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon

Famous Birthdays

  • Jennifer Celotta, American TV producer and writer (The Office), born in Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Melvin Tuten, American NFL tackle and coach (Cin Bengals), born in Washington, D. C.
  • Paul Chaloner, English TV esports commentator
  • Ryan Hancock, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Santa Clara, California

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Swedish director and writer Ingmar Bergman (53) weds actress Ingrid von Rosen (41)

Director and Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director and Writer
Ingmar Bergman

Famous Deaths

  • A. P. Herbert, English journalist and writer (Punch, Helen), dies at 81
  • Sylvia Brett, Lady Brooke and Ranee of Sarawak, dies at 86
1971 Highlights

About November 11, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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