On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1971

Historical Events

  • "To Live Another Summer" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 173 performances

Nobel Prize

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • William H Rehnquist & Lewis F Powell nominated to US Supreme Court by Nixon, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black & John Harlan

Famous Birthdays

  • Astrella Leitch, Celeste rocker, Donovan's daughter
  • Damien Martyn, cricketer (WA & Australian middle-order batsman)
  • Jade Jagger, daughter of Mick & Bianca Jagger, born in Paris, France
  • Nick Oliveri, American rock bassist and singer (Queens Of The Stone Age, 1998-2004), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Paul Norman Telfer, Scottish footballer
  • RenĂ© Ponk, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Shane Hannah, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)

Famous Deaths

  • Raymond Hatton, American actor (Girls in Prison, Lady Killer), dies of heart attack at 84
1971 Highlights

About October 21, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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