What Happened on October 7, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"The French Connection" directed by William Friedkin and starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey premieres in the US (Academy Awards Best Picture 1972)

  • Northern Ireland Prime Minister Brian Faulkner meets with British Prime Minister Edward Heath; they agree to send an additional 1,500 British Army troops to Northern Ireland
  • T McNally's "Where has Tommy Flowers gone?" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Boucher, Québécois musician
  • Dexter Dawson, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Johnnie Morton, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • Paul Hannam, 470 sailor (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia