On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1971

Historical Events

  • "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death" musical by Melvin Van Peebles opens at Barrymore Theater, NYC; runs for 325 performances
  • The Nepal stock exchange collapses.
  • US Senator Edward Kennedy calls for a withdrawal of British troops from Northern Ireland and all-party negotiations to establish a United Ireland

Nobel Prize

West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize


Famous Birthdays

  • Dannii Minogue, Australian singer, sister of Kylie Minogue, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Eddie Jones, American NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers), born in Pompano Beach, Florida
  • Kimberly Po, American tennis player (1991 Futures-Evansville IN), born in Los Angeles, California

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg [Calvin Broadus], American rapper ("What's My Name"; "Drop It Like It's Hot"), born in Long Beach, California


1971 Highlights

About October 20, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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