On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • A member of the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) is killed in a premature explosion in County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland
  • Barend Biesheuvel government forms in Netherlands
  • Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda sworn in as President for Life of Malawi
  • White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Laurent, Santa Cruz California, pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Kari Kupcinet, American actress (Julie Sanderson-Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Kenya D. Williamson, American actress and author (Depth of Focus: A Novel), born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • Owen Lance Bill Hughes, Palmerston North NZ, kayaker (Olympics 1996)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus (26) weds fellow singer Agnetha Faltskog (21)

Famous Deaths

  • Horst Lange, German writer (The Long Lament), dies at 66

Person of interestLouis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), dies of a heart attack at 69

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • Thomas C Heart, US admiral/commander (Asiatic fleet), dies