What Happened on October 8, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday

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

  • Jim Hanna, WLAF defensive tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Monty Williams, NBA forward/guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Nate Miller, NFL/WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Terry Richardson, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
  • Val St germain, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

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, composer, dies at 79