What Happened on February 9, 1971

Historical Events

  • 5 men are killed near a BBC transmitter on Brougher Mountain, County Tyrone, in a landmine attack carried out by the Irish Republican Army
  • Apollo 14 returns to Earth
  • Elektra Records releases eponymous debut album of American singer-songwriter Carly Simon; garners two Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist
  • Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
  • Quake in San Fernando Valley kills 64 & causes over $½B damage

Hall of Fame

Satchel Paige becomes 1st Negro League player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

  • Gonzalo Floyd, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jason Mathews, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jim Miller, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Atl Falcons, Jaguars)
  • Johan Mjällby, Swedish footballer
  • Ken Felder, American baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Pat O'Neill, NFL punter/place kicker (NE Patriots)
  • Sharon Case, Det Mich, actress (Sharon Collins-Young & Restless)
1971 Highlights

About February 9, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One Bad Apple - The Osmonds
  • UK #1 Song: My Sweet Lord - George Harrison