On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1971

Historical Events

  • An Assembly, attended only by Nationalist politicians, and acting as an alternative to Stormont, meet in Dungiven Castle
  • UN votes to replace Taiwan with China

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Rapp, American singer and actor, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Cinnamon Woods, Anderson Ind, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • Ronnie Irani, English cricketer (Essex all-rounder, England 1996), born in Leigh, Lancashire, England

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Gordon director/writer (Loveless), dies at 76
  • Vincent Coleman, American actor (For the Freedom of Ireland, Salome), dies at 71
1971 Highlights

About October 26, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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