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
  • Ronnie Irani, English cricketer (Essex all-rounder, England 1996), born in Leigh, Lancashire, England
  • Vijay Iyer, American jazz composer, pianist, and bandleader (Uneasy; Far From Over), born in Albany, New York
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Gordon, American silent film actor (Hearts and Spangles; King of the Pack), dies at 76
  • Vincent Coleman, American actor (For the Freedom of Ireland, Salome), dies at 71

About October 26, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

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