What Happened on October 11, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
  • Brooks Robinson ties Series record, reaches base 5 straight times
  • Frank McGee becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Switzerland recognizes North Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

  • Chann McRae, Albany Ga, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Natalie Jay, Hendon England, actress (Baywatch)
  • Petra Haden, American musician (The Rentals)

Famous Deaths

  • Chester Conklin, actor (Greed, Modern Times), dies at 83
  • Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history (b. 1898)