On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • James Root, American guitarist (Slipknot)
  • Tiffany [Renee Darwich], rocker (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