On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Over 8,000 workers go on strike in Derry, Northern Ireland, in protest at the introduction of Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nigel Williams, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Stefan Klos, German footballer
  • Troy Alexander, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Willie Jackson, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Famous Deaths

  • Elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78
  • Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive (20th Century Fox), dies at 78