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
1971 History

Famous Birthdays

  • 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
Born in 1971

Famous Weddings

Agnetha Fältskog & Björn Ulvaeus

Swedish pop singer-songwriter Bjorn Ulvaeus (26) weds fellow Swedish singer-songwriter Agnetha Faltskog (21), prior to forming half of ABBA; divorce in 1980

Famous Deaths

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

Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)

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

About July 6, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
  • UK #1 Song: Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep - Middle Of The Road