On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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, cricketer (Essex all-rounder, England 1996)

Famous Deaths

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