What Happened on October 2, 1971

Historical Events

  • Homing pigeon averages a record 133kph in an 1100km race in Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • James Root, American heavy metal songwriter and guitarist (Slipknot), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Tiffany DarwishTiffany Darwish (51 years old)

American pop and rock singer ("I Think We're Alone Now"), born in Norwalk, California

Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Bola de Nieve [Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández], Cuban singer, pianist and songwriter, dies at 60
1971 Highlights

About October 2, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Maggie May/Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart
  • UK #1 Song: Hey Girl Don't Bother Me - Tams