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 led by army Col. Hugo Banzer, drives out leftist President Juan José Torres

The Camden 28

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and US Attorney General John Mitchell announce arrest of 20 of the "Camden 28", a religious-left anti-war activist group intent on disrupting the military draft in Camden, New Jersey [1] [2] [3]

1971 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Armitage, British actor (The Hobbit; Robin Hood), born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England
  • Rick Yune, American actor (Snow Falling on Cedars), born in Washington, D.C.
Born in 1971

About August 22, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 1 month and 10 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