On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1971

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, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 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, New Zealand kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand

Famous Weddings

Agnetha Fältskog

Swedish singer-songwriter Bjorn Ulvaeus (26) weds fellow Swedish singer-songwriter Agnetha Faltskog (21), prior to forming half of ABBA; divorce in 1979

Famous Deaths

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

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly; What A Wonderful World), dies of a heart attack at 69

  • Thomas C Heart, US admiral/commander (Asiatic fleet), dies
1971 Highlights

About July 6, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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