On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1971

Historical Events

  • The start of the 2,500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia
  • World's first arcade video game Computer Space developed by Syzygy first demonstrated at the MOA Show in the US

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Cole, British footballer (Manchester United), born in Nottingham, England
  • Annbjørg Lien, Norwegian folk fiddler and nyckelharpa player, born in Ålesund, Norway
  • Bernardo Harris, American NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Roland McGhee, American long jumper, born in Flint, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, dies at 130
1971 Highlights

About October 15, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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