What Happened on February 15, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • A British soldier dies 7 days after being mortally wounded in an Irish Republican Army attack in North Ireland
  • After 1,200 years Great Britain abandons pence & shilling system for decimal currency

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Failey-Herbert, South Africa, golfer (1989 winner SA Champ)
  • Jim Butler, table tennis player (Olympics-92, 96), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Ray Sefo, New Zealand kick boxer
  • Renee O'Connor, actress, (Xena Warrior Princess)
  • Tyrone Legette, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Famous Deaths

  • Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (b. 1885)
  • Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer, dies at 63