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
1971 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Cosmas Ndeti, three-time Boston Marathon winner
  • John Velasquez, Puerto Rican jockey (Kentucky Derby 2011, 17, 20; Belmont Stakes 2007, 12), born in Carolina, Puerto Rico
  • Stéphane Denève, French conductor (St. Louis Symphony, 2019-26; RSO Stuttgart, 2011–16; Royal Scottish National, 2005-11), born in Tourcoing, France
  • Tony Cline, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
Born in 1971

About November 24, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
  • UK #1 Song: Coz I Luv You - Slade