On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1971

Historical Events

  • "McMillan & Wife" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Cyclone & tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000
  • Orbiting Solar Observatory VII launched
  • Ron Hunt is hit by a pitch for record 50th time in a season
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrion Smith, CFL cornerback (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Donald Smith, CFL cornerback (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Mackenzie Crook, British actor and comedian
  • Ray Buchanan, American NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sibel Tüzün, Turkish singer
1971 Highlights

About September 29, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra