On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Corin "Corky" Nemec, actor (Tucker, Parker Lewis), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Dana Jacobson, ESPN's First Take hostess
  • Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer
  • Erick Walder, triple jumper, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Jonny Greenwood, English musician and composer (Radiohead), born in Oxford, England
  • Rob Jones, English footballer
  • Sergei Berezin, Russian NHL forward (Team Russia, Olympic silver 1998), born in Voskrensensk, Russia
  • Todd Collins, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)

Famous Deaths

  • Sam Jones, American baseball player, dies at 45