What Happened on January 10, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
  • Irish Republican Army (IRA) carry out a 'punishment attack', tarring and feathering 4 men accused of criminal activities in Belfast

Famous Birthdays

  • Guylaine Cloutier, Levis QUE, 100m breaststroke swimmer (Oly-4-92, 96)
  • Sergi Bruguera, Italy, tennis star

Famous Deaths

  • Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer, dies at 87