What Happened on September 23, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 2 members of the Official Irish Republican Army are killed in a premature bomb explosion
  • John Vermeer's painting "The Liefdesbrief" stolen

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Montross, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • Marcel Boudesteyn, soccer player (Excelsior/FC Groningen)
  • Osamu Nishimura, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Taunya Harris, Miss USA-New Mexico (1997)
  • Willie Greene, Milledgville GA, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Gilbert, actor (Paradise Alley, Safari, Rio), dies at 77
  • J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (b. 1888)