What Happened on August 8, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army in Belfast
  • France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open

Famous Birthdays

  • John Raposo, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Marcello Simmons, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Steve Hinton, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)