What Happened on October 29, 1971

Historical Events

Film Premiere

Frank Zappa's musical mockumentary "200 Motels", starring The Mothers of Invention, Theodore Bikel, and Ringo Starr premieres in Beverly Hills, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel J. Bernstein, American professor and cryptologist, born in East Patchogue, New York
  • Greg Blewett, Australian cricketer (Aust batsman, century on Test debut 1995)
  • Ma Huateng [Pony Ma], Chinese entrepreneur (Tencent), born in Chaoyang District, Shantou
  • Matthew Hayden, Australian cricket batsman (103 Tests, 8,625runs @ 50.73, 30 x 100, HS 380; 161 ODIs, 10 x 100; Queensland CA, Hampshire CCC, Northamptonshire CCC, Chennai Super Kings, Brisbane Heat), born in Kingaroy, Australia

Winona RyderWinona Ryder (51 years old)

American actress (Heathers, Edward Scissorhands), born in Winona, Minnesota

Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Duane Allman, American rock guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band), dies in a motorcycle accident at 24
1971 Highlights

About October 29, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

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