What Happened on September 11, 1971

Historical Events

  • "2 by 2" closes at Imperial Theater ,NYC, after 343 performances
  • Egypt adopts its constitution
  • Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972

US Open Women's Tennis

US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-American final Billie Jean King beats doubles partner Rosemary Casals 6-4, 7-6

1971 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Vegas, English comedian (Ideal, The Libetine), born in St. Helens, Merseyside, England
  • Mack Strong, American NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Markos Moulitsas, American blogger and author (Daily Kos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Richard Ashcroft, British singer (The Verve - "Bitter Sweet Symphony"), born in Wigan, Lancashire, England
  • Shelton Quarles, American NFL linebacker, executive (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Director Football Ops), born in Nashville, Tennessee
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

Nikita KhrushchevNikita Khrushchev (1894-1971)

First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64), dies of a heart attack at 77

  • Percy Helton, American actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men), dies at 77

About September 11, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Go Away Little Girl - Donny Osmond
  • UK #1 Song: I'm Still Waiting - Diana Ross