On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1971

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss, American bluegrass singer and fiddler (Union Station; Raising Sand), born in Decatur, Illinois

  • Christopher Lee [Lee Meng Soon], Malaysian actor, singer and model (Show Hand), born in Malacca, Malaysia
  • Dalvin DeGrate, American R&B singer and rapper, (Jodeci - "Cry For You"), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • Zindy Laursen, Danish-American pop singer (Cut'N'Move - "Give It Up"; Zindy Kuku Boogaloo), born in Svendborg, Denmark

Famous Deaths

  • Van Heflin [Emmett Evan Heflin Jr], American actor (Great Adventure, Madame Bovary), dies from a heart attack at 60
1971 Highlights

About July 23, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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