On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1971

Historical Events

  • The Compton inquiry is published, acknowledging that there was ill-treatment of internees, but rejected claims of systematic brutality or torture (Northern Ireland)
  • The US increase air activity to support the Cambodian government as fighting neared Phnom Penh

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Popov, Russian swimmer
  • Donald Wolf, computer game creator
  • Koshi Rikdo, Japanese mangaka
  • Mustapha Hadji, Moroccan footballer
  • Waqar Younis, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani fast/swing bowler)

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Dell, American actor and comedian (Pickle in the Middle), dies at 90
  • Edie Sedgwick, American actress (Andy Warhol) and socialite, dies at 28
1971 Highlights

About November 16, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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