What Happened on August 16, 1971

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

  • Stefan Klos, German footballer
  • Troy Alexander, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Willie Jackson, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Born in 1971

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
1971 Highlights

About August 16, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: I'm Still Waiting - Diana Ross