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

Coco Chanel

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

1971 Highlights

About January 10, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn