On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1971

Historical Events

  • 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)

Baseball Record

Baltimore 3B Brooks Robinson sets Baseball World Series record; reaches base 5 straight times in Orioles 11-3 win over Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 2 at Memorial Stadium

  • Frank McGee becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Switzerland recognizes North Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

  • Chann McRae, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Albany, Georgia
  • Natalie Jay, English actress (Baywatch), born in Hendon, London
  • Petra Haden, American musician (The Rentals), born in Manhattan, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Chester Conklin, American actor (Every Day's a Holiday, Greed), dies at 85
  • Chesty Puller, US Marine Corps lieutenant general and the most decorated Marine in history, dies at 73
1971 Highlights

About October 11, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Columbus Day (United States), Thanksgiving (Canada)

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