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

Lorne Michaels

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

1971 Highlights

About October 5, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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