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


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; What A Wonderful World), dies of a heart attack at 69

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

About July 6, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer