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

  • Jair Lynch, gymnast (Olympic silver 1996), born in Amherst, Massachusetts
  • James Root, American guitarist (Slipknot)
  • Steve McLaughlin, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Tiffany [Renee Darwich], rocker (I Think We're Alone Now), born in Norwalk, California

Famous Deaths

  • Bola de Nieve, Cuban singer, pianist, and songwriter (b. 1911)