What Happened on February 3, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • A series of house searches by the British Army in Catholic areas of Belfast, resulting in serious rioting and gun battles
  • KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • OPEC mandates "total embargo" against any company that rejects 55 percent tax rate

Famous Birthdays

  • Elisa Donovan, American actress
  • Eric Owens, Danville VA, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Hong Seok-cheon, South Korean actor
  • Marcus Buckley, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Roman Cechmanek, NHL goaltender (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998)
  • Sarah Kane, English playwright (d. 1999)
  • Sean Dawkins, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)

Famous Deaths

  • Jay C Flippen, actor (Ensign O'Toole), dies at 72