On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1971

Historical Events

Historic Event

Japanese Emperor Hirohito visits the Netherlands

  • 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)
1971 Highlights

About October 9, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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