On This Day

What Happened on November 24, 1971

Historical Events

  • A British Army bomb-disposal specialist is killed by a bomb in Lurgan, County Armagh
  • A woman is killed after members of the Irish Republican Army carry out an attack on British soldiers in Strabane, County Tyrone
  • American "Dan Cooper" hijacks plane, extorts $200,000 ransom before jumping out of plane over Washington State, never seen again
  • Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison, New Jersey

Famous Birthdays

  • Cosmas Ndeti, three-time Boston Marathon winner
  • Keith Primeau, NHL forward (Carolina, Detroit), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Tony Cline, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
1971 Highlights

About November 24, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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