Historical Events on October 24, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is shot dead by undercover Royal Ulster Constabulary officers during a bomb attack in Belfast
  • Harry Drake sets longest arrow flight by a footbow (1 mile 268 yds)
  • President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O'Brady, then (SF), address a SF Ard Fheis in Dublin, claiming that the North of Ireland must be made ungovernable as first step in achieving a united Ireland
  • Texas Stadium opens-Cowboys beat Patriots 44-21