On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1971

Historical Events

  • American astronaut Alan Shepard is 1st to hit a golf ball on the moon [1]
  • Bernard Watt (28), a Catholic civilian, is shot and killed by the British Army (BA) during street disturbances in Ardoyne, Belfast
  • James Saunders (22), a member of the IRA, is shot and killed by the British Army during a gun battle near the Oldpark Road, Belfast
  • The Irish Republican Army shoots and kills Gunner Robert Curtis, the first British soldier to die during the 'Troubles'

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Hogg, Australian cricketer (WA chinaman all-rounder, Australia v India 1996), born in Narrogin, Australia
  • Brian Stepanek, American actor (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody; Brian O'Brian), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Carlos Rogers, American NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Lance Bade, American target shooter (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Vancouver, Washington
  • Mana Endo, Japanese tennis player (1996 3rd round Aust Open), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Peter Tchernyshev, Russian dance skater (with Naomi Lang), born in St Petersburg, Russia
1971 Highlights

About February 6, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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