On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1971

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Schreuder, Dutch soccer player (PSV/FC Groningen/RKC), born in Barneveld, Netherlands
  • Fernando Smith, American NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Michael Hughes, Irish footballer, born in Larne, Northern Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher, dies at 77
1971 Highlights

About August 2, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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