On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • At a party conference in Dublin, Sinn Féin end their 65 year abstentionist policy and agree that any elected representative could take their seat at the Dáil
  • Super Bowl V, Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, FL: Baltimore Colts beat Dallas Cowboys, 16-13; MVP: Chuck Howley, Dallas, LB

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Wolfe, female boxer
  • Derek Plante, Cloquet, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Kid Rock [Robert James Ritchie], American rapper, songwriter, musician and actor (Devil Without a Cause), born in Romeo, Michigan
  • Leonardo Ciampa, Italian-American musician
  • Peter Winter, Australian decathlete (Olympics 1996)
  • Richard Burns, English rally driver, born in Reading, England (d. 2005)
  • Tyler Houston, American baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • Youki Kudoh, Japanese actress