On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1971

Historical Events

  • A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army in Belfast
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

Famous Birthdays

  • John Raposo, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Marcello Simmons, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Steve Hinton, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
1971 Highlights

About August 8, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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