On This Day

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 [Renee Darwish], American pop and rock singer (I Think We're Alone Now), born in Norwalk, California

Famous Deaths

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

About October 2, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra