On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1971

Historical Events

  • "Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
  • Irish Republican Army (IRA) carry out a 'punishment attack', tarring and feathering 4 men accused of criminal activities in Belfast

Famous Birthdays

  • Sergi Bruguera, Italian tennis star, born in Barcelona, Spain

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCoco Chanel

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel), dies at 87

Fashion Designer Coco Chanel
Fashion Designer
Coco Chanel

1971 Highlights

About January 10, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn