On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1971

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Harmon Killebrew hits HRs #500 & 501

Baseball Player Harmon Killebrew
Baseball Player
Harmon Killebrew

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Miller, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Alejandra Barros, Mexican actress
  • Tommy Mooney, English football player
1971 Highlights

About August 11, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo