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 (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