On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"The French Connection" directed by William Friedkin and starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey premieres in the US (Academy Awards Best Picture 1972)

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Brian Faulkner meets with British Prime Minister Edward Heath; they agree to send an additional 1,500 British Army troops to Northern Ireland

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • T McNally's "Where has Tommy Flowers gone?" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Boucher, Québécois musician, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Johnnie Morton, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Inglewood, California
  • Paul Hannam, Canadian 470 sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia