What Happened on February 3, 1971

Historical Events

  • A series of house searches by the British Army in Catholic areas of Belfast, resulting in serious rioting and gun battles
  • KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • NYPD officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust while his fellow officers stood outside and failed to call for assistance
  • OPEC mandates "total embargo" against any company that rejects 55 percent tax rate
1971 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Elisa Donovan, American actress
  • Eric Owens, Danville VA, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Hong Seok-cheon, South Korean actor
  • Marcus Buckley, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Roman Cechmanek, NHL goaltender (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • Sarah Kane, English playwright (d. 1999)
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Jay C Flippen, American actor (Jet Pilot, The Killing, Thunder Bay), dies at 71

About February 3, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Knock Three Times - Dawn
  • UK #1 Song: My Sweet Lord - George Harrison