What Happened on August 7, 1971

Historical Events

  • A Catholic man is shot dead by a British soldier in Belfast
  • Apollo 15 returns to Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris T. Jones, American NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Dominic Cork, British cricketer (England all-rounder Hat-trick v WI 1995), born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  • Sydney Penny, American actress (Danni-New Gidget, Thorn Birds, All My Children), born in Nashville, Tennessee
1971 Highlights

About August 7, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 6 months and 1 day
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: Get It On - T Rex