On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1971

Historical Events

  • "On the Town" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explode a bomb at the Post Office Tower in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Alphonso Ford, American basketball player, born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2004)
  • Ian Walker, English footballer, born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England

Famous Deaths

  • Gerhard von Rad, German old testament expert, dies at 70
1971 Highlights

About October 31, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio