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

Historic Event

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

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? 50 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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