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

Person of interestTiffany Darwish

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

Pop and Rock Singer Tiffany Darwish
Pop and Rock Singer
Tiffany Darwish

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, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

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