On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • The British Army carry out early morning raids across Northern Ireland and arrest 48 people

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Griffiths ("Young Griffo"), Australian boxer (World Featherweight champion), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1927)

Person of interestAlison Krauss

Alison Krauss, American bluegrass musician (Raising Sand), born in Decatur, Illinois

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss
  • Christopher Lee [Lee Meng Soon], Malaysian actor, singer and model (Show Hand), born in Malacca, Malaysia
  • Dalvin DeGrate, American singer, born in Hampton, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Van Heflin [Emmett Evan Heflin Jr], American actor (Great Adventure, Madame Bovary), dies from a heart attack at 60