On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)
  • 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, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Carlos Rogers, American NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dana Eskelson, American actress, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 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