On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1971

Historical Events

  • Gerard Newe becomes the first Catholic to serve in any Northern Ireland government since 1920; Newe was appointed to try to improve community relations
  • Republic of Congo-Kinshasa becomes Republic of Zaire

Famous Birthdays

  • Jade Arcade, American comics artist and writer, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jorge Soto, Peruvian soccer midfielder (101 caps; Sporting Cristal), born in Lima, Peru
  • Liz Pagano, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1994), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mike Ricci, Canadian NHL center (Colorado Avalanche), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Theodoros Zagorakis, Greek footballer, born in LydĂ­a, Kavala, Greece
  • Zaddick X Longenbach, Greenwalds Pa, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996)

Famous Weddings


LovePerson of Interest

Baseball player Steve Garvey (22) weds Cyndy Truman

Baseball Player Steve Garvey
Baseball Player
Steve Garvey

1971 Highlights

About October 27, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio