On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1971

Historical Events

  • 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research
  • During the internment round-up operation in west Belfast, the Parachute Regiment kill 11 unarmed civilians in what became known as the Ballymurphy massacre

Baseball Record

Twins' Harmon Killebrew is 10th to amass 500 HRs, & adds his 501st


Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Newsome, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Justin Theroux, American actor (Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist
  • Mario César Kindelán Mesa, Cuban boxer
  • Mike Morreale, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Paul Newlove, rugby league player
  • Roy Keane, soccer player
  • Sal Fasano, catcher (KC Royals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Stephan Groth, Danish-Norwegian synth-pop singer (Apoptygma Berzerk), born in Odense, Denmark
1971 Highlights

About August 10, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo