What Happened on August 14, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule
  • British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland
  • Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0
  • France performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Timmerman, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Christopher R Nelloms, sprinter, born in Dayton, Ohio
  • James Folston, NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • Mark Loretta, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Pramodaya Wickremasinhghe, cricketer (Sri Lankan fast-medium bowler)
  • Raoul Bova, Italian actor
  • Sean Hill, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
  • Stan White, NFL/WLAF quarterback (NY Giants, London Monarchs)

Famous Deaths

  • Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer, dies at 59