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

Hall of Fame

Satchel Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

  • Davide Rebellin, Italian road cyclist, born in San Bonifacio, Italy
  • James Kim, American technology reporter, who died in the Oregon mountains at 35
  • Scott Karl, American pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Fontana, California
1971 Highlights

About August 9, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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