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 (50m & 100m Olympic gold, 1992 & 1996), Lesnoy, Soviet Union
  • Mustapha Hadji, Moroccan footballer
  • Waqar Younis, Pakistani cricketer, right arm fast/swing bowler, captain and head coach of Pakistan, born in Vehari, Punjab, Pakistan
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

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

About November 16, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
  • UK #1 Song: Coz I Luv You - Slade