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
  • 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

Steve Garvey

Baseball player Steve Garvey (22) weds Cyndy Truman

1971 Highlights

About October 27, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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