On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1971

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel J. Bernstein, American professor
  • Greg Blewett, cricketer (Aust batsman, century on Test debut 1995)
  • Ma Huateng [Pony Ma], Chinese entrepreneur (Tencent), born in Chaoyang District, Shantou
  • Matthew Hayden, cricketer (heavy scorer for Queensland, Aust 1994-96)

Person of interestWinona Ryder

Winona Ryder, American actress (Heathers, Edward Scissorhand), born in Winona, Minnesota

Actress Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder

Famous Deaths

  • Duane Allman, 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? 49 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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