What Happened on July 8, 1971

Historical Events

  • During street disturbances, British soldiers shoot dead two Catholic civilians in Free Derry; riots erupt, the Social Democratic and Labour Party withdraw from Stormont in protest
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Neil Mavers, British drummer (The La's, 1989–92, 1994–95), born in Liverpool, England
  • Wendy Benson, American actress (Meredith-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player, dies at 50

About July 8, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 2 months and 26 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