What Happened on March 8, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Gun battle between Official Irish Republican Army and Provisional IRA leave 1 man was killed; the feud between the two wings of the IRA had been developing since the split in 1970

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15, retains heavyweight boxing title at Madison Sq Garden

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record)
  • Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Boughner, Windsor, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Kit Symons, Welsh footballer
  • Marc Tobert, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Lloyd, US comic/actor (Why Worry), dies of cancer at 77