What Happened on October 2, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race

Famous Birthdays

  • Jair Lynch, gymnast (Olympics-silver-96), born in Amherst, Massachusetts
  • James Root, American guitarist (Slipknot)
  • Steve McLaughlin, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Tiffany [Renee Darwich], Norwalk California, rocker (I Think We're Alone Now)

Famous Deaths

  • Bola de Nieve, Cuban singer, pianist, and songwriter (b. 1911)