On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1971

Historical Events

  • Approximately 130 non-Unionist councillors announce their withdrawal from participation on district councils across Northern Ireland in protest against Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial)
  • Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, pres Torres driven out

Event of interestEvent of Interest

J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the "Camden 28".

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Carter, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Jaguars, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Miami, Florida
  • Richard Armitage, English actor (The Hobbit, Robin Hood), born in Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Rick Yune, American actor (Snow Falling on Cedars), born in Washington, D.C.
1971 Highlights

About August 22, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo