On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule
  • British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland
  • Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0
  • France performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Timmerman, American NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Cherokee, Iowa
  • Christopher R. Nelloms, American sprinter, born in Dayton, Ohio
  • James Folston, American NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders), born in Cocoa, Florida
  • Mark Loretta, American baseball infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Pramodaya Wickremasinhghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan fast-medium bowler), born in Matara, Sri Lanka
  • Raoul Bova, Italian actor, born in Rome, Italy
  • Sean Hill, American NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins), born in Dowagiac, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer, dies at 59