What Happened on October 23, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Three Catholic civilians are shot dead by the British Army during an attempted robbery in Newry, County Down
  • Two female members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) are shot dead by the British Army in the Lower Falls area of Belfast
  • WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (ABC) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Alai Kalaniuvalu, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)