On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1971

Historical Events

  • Operation Demetrius (or Internment) is introduced in Northern Ireland allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial; the security forces arrested 342 people suspected of supporting paramilitaries
  • Satchel Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

  • Davide Rebellin, Italian cyclist
  • James Kim, technology reporter (d. 2006)
  • Scott Karl, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Fontana, California
1971 Highlights

About August 9, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo