On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

  • 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