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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
Writer Betty Friedan
Betty Friedan
1st Black Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
1st Black Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Foote, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche, Team Canada), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Brent Alexander, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 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? 49 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer