On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1971

Historical Events

  • Bolivia passes death penalty for political kidnapping
  • NBA's LA Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak

Famous Birthdays

  • Corin Nemec, American actor (Tucker, Parker Lewis), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Dana Jacobson, American TV host (ESPN's First Take), born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer and songwriter, born in British Hong Kong
  • Erick Walder, American triple jumper, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Jonny Greenwood, English musician and composer (Radiohead), born in Oxford, England
  • Rob Jones, English footballer (Liverpool), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • Sergei Berezin, Russian NHL forward (Team Russia, Olympic silver 1998), born in Voskrensensk, Russia
  • Todd Collins, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins), born in Walpole, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Sam Jones, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 59; no-hitter 1955; Chicago Cubs), dies of neck cancer at 45
1971 Highlights

About November 5, 1971

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

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