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

Music History

Beatle John Lennon leaves England for the final time, moving to New York City


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? 50 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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