On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1971

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Metroparks' Rocky River Nature Center opens
  • It is estimated today that approximately 16,000 households were withholding rent and rates for council houses as part of the campaign of civil disobedience against internment organised by the Social Democratic and Labour Party, Northern Ireland
  • Pittsburgh Pirates beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series

Famous Birthdays

  • Byron Chamberlain, American football tight end (Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Chris Kirkpatrick, American pop countertenor ('N Sync - "I Thought She Knew"), born in Clarion, Pennsylvania on
  • Ernest Dixon, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • Henry McMillian, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1971 Highlights

About October 17, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra