On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Japanese Emperor Hirohito visits the Netherlands

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Pete Mitchell, American NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Simon Atlee, British fashion photographer (d. 2004)