What Happened on August 15, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Bahrain gains independence from Britain
  • Charles Lismont wins Helsinki marathon (2:13:09.0)
  • KVRL (now KRIV) TV ch 26 in Houston, Texas (Fox) begins
  • Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
  • The Social Democratic and Labour Party announce a campaign of civil disobedience in response to the introduction of Internment in Northern Ireland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Richard Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices & rents

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Famous Birthdays

  • Perry Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • Priscilla Taylor, playmate (Mar, 1996), born in Miami, Florida

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Paul Lukas, actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76

Actor Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas