On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army throw a time bomb into Springfield Road British Army base in Belfast, killing British Army Sergeant Michael Willetts and wounding seven officers
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Kline, American NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints), born in Tiffin, Ohio
  • Justin Henry, American actor (Kramer vs Kramer, 16 Candles), born in Rye, New York
  • Keith Hamilton, American NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Larry Thompson, CFL/NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, BC Lions), born in Snyder, Texas
  • Marco Cappato, Italian politician (Member of the European Parliament), born in Milan, Italy
  • Tim Kroeker, Canadian 110m hurdler (Olympics 1996), born in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Jo Etha Collier, young African American woman killed by 3 whites in Drew Miss
  • Mark Brunswick, composer, dies at 69
  • Terence De Marney, British actor (Lorna Doone, Doctor Who, The Immortal Gentleman), dies after accidentally falling under a subway at 63