On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1971

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Monty Williams, American basketball head coach and executive (Phoenix Suns 2019; New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans 2010-15), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Monty Williams, American NBA forward and guard (San Antonio Spurs), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Nate Miller, American NFL and WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy, Atlanta Falcons), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Terry Richardson, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Val St. Germain, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Christopher Dark [Alfred Francis DeLeo], American actor, (World Without End, The Time Tunnel), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, Dutch composer, dies at 79
1971 Highlights

About October 8, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra