May 3, 1971 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • "All Things Considered" premieres on 112 National Public Radio stations
  • Erich Honecker succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German communist party leader
  • National Public Radio begins programming
  • Nixon administration arrests 13,000 anti-war protesters in 3 days
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to John Toland (Rising Sun)

Birthdays in History

  • Damon Dash, American label executive