On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1971

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Recording

John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in NYC

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • The British Parliament debates the European Communities principle of membership and votes 356 to 244 in favour of joining, requiring a new law to be drafted and a later final vote on joining
  • United Kingdom becomes the 6th nation to have a satellite in orbit with the launch of Prospero

Famous Birthdays

  • John Coker, NBA center (Phoenix Suns)
  • Nicole Green, 400m runner, born in Springfield, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Yves de La Casiniere, composer, dies at 74
1971 Highlights

About October 28, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio