What Happened on August 9, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Operation Demetrius (or Internment) is introduced in Northern Ireland allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial; the security forces arrested 342 people suspected of supporting paramilitaries

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Allen, NFL/WLAF wide receiver (NY Jets, London Monarchs)
  • David Merritt, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • Davide Rebellin, Italian cyclist
  • James Kim, technology reporter (d. 2006)
  • Mary Joe Fernandez, Dom Rep, tennis player (US National 16s)
  • Nikki Schieler, Norwalk California, playmate (Sep, 1997)
  • Scott Karl, Fontana CA, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)