On This Day

What Happened on October 25, 1971

Historical Events

  • A man dies two days after being shot during an Irish Republican Army attack on the British Army in Belfast
  • Belgium & People's Republic of China establish diplomatic relations
  • General Meeting of UN agrees to admit People's Republic of China
  • United Nations votes to expel the Chinese Nationalist ruled Taiwan and admit the Communist People's Republic of China

Famous Birthdays

  • Athena Chu, Hong Kong actress (A Chinese Odyssey), born in Hong Kong
  • Geoffrey Prommayon, Thai-American soccer player (PSV), born in Udon Thani, Thailand
  • Laura Chapot, equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996)
  • Lee Gissendaner, NFL/WLAF receiver (Minnesota Vikings, Scottish Claymores), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Midori [Gotō], Japanese-born American violinist, born in Osaka
  • Pedro Martínez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic
  • Simon Charlton, English footballer (Southampton), born in Huddersfield, England

Famous Deaths

  • Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor and director (Wilton's Zoo; Little Rascal), dies at 82
1971 Highlights

About October 25, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (New Zealand), October Bank Holiday (Ireland), Veterans Day (United States)

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