Historical Events on February 6, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)
  • Bernard Watt (28), a Catholic civilian, is shot and killed by the British Army (BA) during street disturbances in Ardoyne, Belfast
  • James Saunders (22), a member of the IRA, is shot and killed by the British Army during a gun battle near the Oldpark Road, Belfast
  • The Irish Republican Army shoots and kills Gunner Robert Curtis, the first British soldier to die during the 'Troubles'