On This Day

What Happened on July 10, 1971

Historical Events

  • 100th British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale: Lee Trevino wins the first of his consecutive Open Championships, a stroke ahead of Lu Liang-Huan of Taiwan
  • Failed assassination attempt on King Hassan II of Morocco, 101 killed

Historic Event

National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) founded in US by women including Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Myrlie Evers-Williams and Gloria Steinem


Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Foote, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche, Team Canada), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Brent Alexander, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Carolyn Leonhart, American jazz, session, and touring vocalist, (Swiss Percussion Ensemble; Lyn Leon; Steely Dan), born in New York City
  • Gregory Goodridge, Barbadian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Harry M O'Connor, dies of pneumonia at 98
  • Mohamed Madbouh, Moroccan general/putschist, shot to death
1971 Highlights

About July 10, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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