On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1971

Historical Events

  • Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30)
  • An inquiry into allegations of brutality by the security forces against those interned without trial in Northern Ireland is announced

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Tucker, American stand-up comedien and actor (Rush Hour), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Greg Jefferson, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Mike Caldwell, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Pádraig Harrington, Irish golfer (British Open 2007-08, PGA C'ship 2008, Ryder Cup wins 2002, 04, 06, 10), born in Dublin, Ireland
1971 Highlights

About August 31, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo