September 1971 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 The Irish Republican Army set off a series of bombs across Northern Ireland injuring a number of people
  • Sep 2 Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slammer
  • Sep 2 NY's Electric Circus Club goes out of business
  • Sep 2 There are further Irish Republican Army bombs set off across the region, including one in Belfast which wrecked the headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party
  • Sep 3 John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return
  • Sep 3 Manlio Brosio resigns as secretary general of NATO
  • Sep 3 Qatar regains complete independence from Britain
  • Sep 3 Watergate team breaks into Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office
  • Sep 3 A baby girl and an Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldier are killed in separate shooting incidents in Northern Ireland
  • Sep 4 Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, kills 109 (Alaska)
  • Sep 6 British Prime Minister Edward Heath meets with Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach Jack Lynch at Chequers in England to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland
  • Sep 6 William Craig and Ian Paisley speak at a rally in Belfast before a crowd of approximately 20,000 people and call for the establishment of a 'third force' to defend 'Ulster'
  • Sep 8 John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts opens in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 9 1,000 convicts riot & seize Attica, NY prison
  • Sep 11 Egypt adopts its constitution
  • Sep 13 11 guards & 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison
  • Sep 13 Frank Robinson hits his 500th HR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 13 Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, buried in Moscow

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Sep 13 World Hockey Association forms
  • Sep 13 Two North Ireland Loyalists are mortally injured when the bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely in a house in Bann Street, Belfast
  • Sep 14 Two British soldiers are killed in separate shooting incidents in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • Sep 16 6 Ku Klux Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school buses

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Sep 16 West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • Sep 16 A number of Unionists resign over the proposed tripartite talks involving Northern Ireland, the UK, and the Republic of Ireland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 18 Momofuku Ando markets the first Cup Noodle, packaging it in a waterproof polystyrene container

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando
  • Sep 19 1st NYC Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22
  • Sep 22 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 22 OPEC directs members to negotiate price increases to offset the devaluation of the US dollar
  • Sep 23 John Vermeer's painting "The Liefdesbrief" stolen
  • Sep 23 2 members of the Official Irish Republican Army are killed in a premature bomb explosion
  • Sep 24 90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying
  • Sep 24 Eyskens-Cools disbands Belgium parliament
  • Sep 26 Jim Palmer is 4th Oriole to win at least 20 games this season
  • Sep 26 MP David Bleakley resigns in protest over the introduction of Internment and the lack of any new political initiatives by the Northern Ireland government
  • Sep 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 27 Tripartite talks involving the prime ministers of Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland take place at Chequers, England
  • Sep 28 Hungarian cardinal József Mindszenty after 15 years refuge in US Embassy in Budapest is allowed to leave the country
  • Sep 28 UK passes the Misuse of Drugs Act banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
  • Sep 29 Cyclone & tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000
  • Sep 29 Orbiting Solar Observatory VII launched
  • Sep 29 Ron Hunt is hit by a pitch for record 50th time in a season
  • Sep 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 30 -11/6] Rome: 3rd bishop synod
  • Sep 30 Last Washington Senator home game, Yanks win career 5th forfeit game Yanks trailing 4-2 in 9th with 2 outs, fans rush field
  • Sep 30 Ian Paisley and Desmond Boal launch the [Ulster] Democratic Unionist Party

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Kjetil André Aamodt, Norwegian skier
  • Sep 3 Chabeli Iglesias, daughter of Julio Iglesias, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 11 Markos Moulitsas, American blogger and author
  • Sep 13 Nancy Anne Roberts, Miss Vermont USA (1996)
  • Sep 22 Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
  • Sep 23 Sean Spicer, American political strategist, White House Press Secretary (2017), born in Barrington, Rhode Island

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 11 Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, dies of a heart attack at 77

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Sep 13 Lin Biao, Chinese Communist Marshal during the Civil War and party leader, dies in a plane crash at 63, possibly while fleeing from a botched coup against Mao
  • Sep 16 Ferdinand LR Sassen, priest/philosopher (Descartes), dies at 77
  • Sep 20 William F Albright, US archaeologist, dies at 80
  • Sep 21 Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  • Sep 22 Joseph Ford McGuinn, director, dies of heart attack at 67
  • Sep 23 J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (b. 1888)
  • Sep 25 TC Jones, female impersonator, dies of cancer at 50