On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 4 people are shot dead in separate incidents in Belfast; three of them by the British Army, as violence continues following the introduction of Internment and Operation Demetrius
  • Construction begins on Louisiana Superdome
  • Harmon Killebrew hits HRs #500 & 501

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Miller, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Alejandra Barros, Mexican actress
  • Tommy Mooney, English football player