On This Day

What Happened on September 22, 1971

Historical Events

  • OPEC directs members to negotiate price increases to offset the devaluation of the US dollar
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Chesney Hawkes, English singer (Feels So Alive, The One and Only), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England
  • Christian Fauria, American NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Harbour City, California
  • Ian Van Der Wal, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Darwin, Australia
  • Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, daughter of King Harald V of Norway and clairvoyant, born in Oslo, Norway

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), dies of heart attack at 67
  • Yvonne St Clair, American dancer, dies at 57
1971 Highlights

About September 22, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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