What Happened on October 23, 1971

Historical Events

  • Three Catholic civilians are shot dead by the British Army during an attempted robbery in Newry, County Down
  • Two female members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) are shot dead by the British Army in the Lower Falls area of Belfast
  • WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (ABC) begins
1971 History

About October 23, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

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