On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1971

Historical Events

  • A British soldier dies 7 days after being mortally wounded in an Irish Republican Army attack in North Ireland
  • After 1,200 years Great Britain abandons pence & shilling system for decimal currency

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Butler, US table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Ray Sefo, New Zealand kick boxer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Renee O'Connor, American actress (Xena Warrior Princess), born in Katy, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast, dies at 85
  • Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer, dies at 63
1971 Highlights

About February 15, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Washington's Birthday (United States)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius