On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66

Famous Birthdays

  • Aamer Nazir, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler 1993- )
  • Aaron Williams, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics)
  • Horace Copeland, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Lisa Harrison, American basketball player
  • Taye Diggs, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Lloyd Hall, African-American chemist and pioneer in food chemistry (science of food preservation), dies at 76
  • Richard Maxwell (Dick) Haldane, South African trade unionist, dies at 62
  • Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (b. 1906)