On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1971

Historical Events

  • A new sitting of the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont begins, though the Social Democratic and Labour Party remain absent due to its continuing protest against Internment

Famous Birthdays

  • Chad Lewis, American football tight end (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • Chris Whitney, American basketball guard (Wash Wizards), born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • Dan Plante, American ice hockey player (NY Islanders), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mauricio Pellegrino, Argentine footballer, born in C√≥rdoba, Argentina

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Television producer Lorne Michaels (26) weds comedy writer Rosie Shuster (21)

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

1971 Highlights

About October 5, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra