What Happened in September 1971

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 John Newcombe is 1st male top-seed to lose in 1st round of US Open
  • Sep 1 Rolling Stones sue manager Allen Klein
  • Sep 1 The Irish Republican Army set off a series of bombs across Northern Ireland injuring a number of people
  • Sep 2 Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slammer

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 2 Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Sep 2 NY's Electric Circus Club goes out of business
  • Sep 2 There are further Irish Republican Army bombs set off across the region, including one in Belfast which wrecked the headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party
  • Sep 3 John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return
  • Sep 3 Manlio Brosio resigns as secretary general of NATO
  • Sep 3 Qatar regains complete independence from Britain
  • Sep 3 Watergate team breaks into Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office
  • Sep 3 A baby girl and an Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldier are killed in separate shooting incidents in Northern Ireland
  • Sep 4 Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, kills 109 (Alaska)
  • Sep 5 Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win
  • Sep 5 NY Mets Don Hahn hits 1st inside the park homer at Phillies Vet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Jerry Lewis' 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $8,125,387

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Sep 6 British Prime Minister Edward Heath meets with Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach Jack Lynch at Chequers in England to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • Sep 6 William Craig and Ian Paisley speak at a rally in Belfast before a crowd of approximately 20,000 people and call for the establishment of a 'third force' to defend 'Ulster'
  • Sep 8 John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts opens in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 9 1,000 convicts riot & seize Attica, NY prison

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Sep 9 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 9 John Lennon releases his "Imagine" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Sep 9 NHL great Gordie Howe retires
  • Sep 10 KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 "2 by 2" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 343 performances
  • Sep 11 Egypt adopts its constitution
  • Sep 11 Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972
  • Sep 12 91st Men's U.S. Open: Stan Smith beats Jan Kodes (3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6)
  • Sep 12 91st Women's U.S. Open: Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals (6-4, 7-6)
  • Sep 13 11 guards & 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison
  • Sep 13 Frank Robinson hits his 500th HR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 13 Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, buried in Moscow

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Sep 13 WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 13 World Hockey Association forms
  • Sep 13 Two North Ireland Loyalists are mortally injured when the bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely in a house in Bann Street, Belfast
  • Sep 14 Cleveland Indians & Washington Senators, play 20 innings
  • Sep 14 Two British soldiers are killed in separate shooting incidents in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • Sep 15 1st broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC-TV
  • Sep 16 6 Ku Klux Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school buses

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Sep 16 West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • Sep 16 A number of Unionists resign over the proposed tripartite talks involving Northern Ireland, the UK, and the Republic of Ireland
  • Sep 18 19th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 18½-13½ at Old Warson Country Club (St. Louis, Missouri, US)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 18 Momofuku Ando markets the first Cup Noodle, packaging it in a waterproof polystyrene container

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando
  • Sep 19 1st NYC Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22
  • Sep 19 2nd NYC Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54
  • Sep 21 AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)
  • Sep 22 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 22 OPEC directs members to negotiate price increases to offset the devaluation of the US dollar
  • Sep 23 John Vermeer's painting "The Liefdesbrief" stolen
  • Sep 23 2 members of the Official Irish Republican Army are killed in a premature bomb explosion
  • Sep 24 90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying
  • Sep 24 Eyskens-Cools disbands Belgium parliament
  • Sep 24 Houston Astros beat SD Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings
  • Sep 26 Jim Palmer is 4th Oriole to win at least 20 games this season
  • Sep 26 Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • Sep 26 WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 26 MP David Bleakley resigns in protest over the introduction of Internment and the lack of any new political initiatives by the Northern Ireland government
  • Sep 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 27 Tripartite talks involving the prime ministers of Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland take place at Chequers, England
  • Sep 28 Hungarian cardinal József Mindszenty after 15 years refuge in US Embassy in Budapest is allowed to leave the country
  • Sep 28 NY Times reports growing interest of white youth in black gospel music
  • Sep 28 UK passes the Misuse of Drugs Act banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
  • Sep 29 "McMillan & Wife" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 Cyclone & tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000
  • Sep 29 Orbiting Solar Observatory VII launched
  • Sep 29 Ron Hunt is hit by a pitch for record 50th time in a season
  • Sep 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 30 -11/6] Rome: 3rd bishop synod
  • Sep 30 Last Washington Senator home game, Yanks win career 5th forfeit game Yanks trailing 4-2 in 9th with 2 outs, fans rush field
  • Sep 30 Ian Paisley and Desmond Boal launch the [Ulster] Democratic Unionist Party

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 134

  • Sep 1 Gabe Wilkins, NFL defensive end (GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Sep 1 Moses Kiptanui, Kenyan 3K runner (world record)
  • Sep 1 Hakan Şükür, Turkish footballer
  • Sep 1 Ricardo Antonio Chavira, American actor
  • Sep 1 Yoshitaka Hirota, Japanese composer
  • Sep 1 Lââm [Lamiah], French singer, born in Paris
  • Sep 1 Jimmy Snuka, Jr., American professional wrestler
  • Sep 2 Rich Aurilia, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 2 Shauna Sand, actress (Renegade), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 2 Tommy Maddox, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
  • Sep 2 Kjetil André Aamodt, Norwegian skier
  • Sep 2 Pawan Kalyan, Indian actor
  • Sep 2 Tom Steels, Belgian cyclist
  • Sep 3 Chabeli Iglesias, daughter of Julio Iglesias, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 3 Glen Housman, Australian swimmer (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • Sep 3 Tonja Marie Christensen, Salt Lake City Utah, playmate (Nov, 1991)
  • Sep 3 Trevor St. John, American actor
  • Sep 4 Brian Storey, 470 sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Richmond, British Columbia
  • Sep 4 John Thierry, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 4 Monty Grow, NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Sep 4 Tyrone Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Sep 4 Maik Taylor, Northern Irish footballer
  • Sep 4 Anita Yuen, Hong Kong actress
  • Sep 5 Carlester Crumpler, American NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Sep 5 Kim Maher, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Saigon, Vietnam
  • Sep 5 Adam Hollioake, England cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 6 Anthony Goldwire, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • Sep 6 Holli Rene Hyche, runner, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sep 6 Kathy Wolfgramm, rocker (Jets)
  • Sep 6 Pavel Patera, Kladno CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Rep, Olympic gold 1998)
  • Sep 6 Devang Gandhi, Indian Cricketer
  • Sep 6 Dolores O’Riordan, Irish musician and singer-songwriter (The Cranberries, Zombie, Linger), born in Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland (d. 2018)
  • Sep 7 Briana Scurry, soccer goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sep 7 Tonny Jensen, Australian basketball guard (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 7 Wesley Leasy, NFL linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Sep 8 Cristy Thom, playmate (Feb, 1991), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 8 David Merritt, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Sep 8 Greg Minor, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • Sep 8 Henry Thomas, actor (ET), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Sep 8 Jan Pardavy, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
  • Sep 8 David Arquette, American actor, director and producer (Scream, Kiss & Tell), born in Winchester, Virginia
  • Sep 8 Brooke Burke, American model
  • Sep 8 Martin Freeman, English actor (The Hobbit, Sherlock), born in Aldershot, Hampshire
  • Sep 9 Jill Sudduth, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sep 10 Brandon Harrison, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • Sep 10 Brian Earley, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Fresno, California
  • Sep 10 Chris Oeding, water polo driver (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Sep 11 Mack Strong, NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Sep 11 Todd Norman, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Sep 11 Richard Ashcroft, British singer
  • Sep 11 Markos Moulitsas, American blogger and author
  • Sep 11 Johnny Vegas, English comedian (Ideal, The Libetine), born in St. Helens, Merseyside, England
  • Sep 11 Shelton Quarles, American football player
  • Sep 12 Terry Dehere, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • Sep 13 Goran Ivanisevic, Croatia, tennis star (1991, 1994, 1998 Wimbledon finalist; 2001 wildcard Wimbledon winner)
  • Sep 13 Richie Anderson, American NFL running back (NY Jets), born in Olney, Maryland
  • Sep 13 Stella Nina McCartney, fashion designer and daughter of Paul & Linda McCartney
  • Sep 13 Ted Drury, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 13 Manabu Namiki, Japanese composer
  • Sep 14 Jonathan "Adam" Holland, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 14 Kimberly Williams, actress (Father of the Bride)
  • Sep 14 Mario Henry, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Sep 14 Jeff Loomis, American guitarist (Nevermore)
  • Sep 14 Andre Matos, Brazilian musician
  • Sep 15 Chad Bratzke, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
  • Sep 15 Crystal McLaurin-Coney, Miss USA-North Carolina (1997)
  • Sep 15 Josh Charles, actor (Crossing the Bridge, Cooperstown)
  • Sep 15 Myron Bell, NFL safety (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Sep 15 Wayne Ferreira, tennis star (Munich 1995), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sep 15 Will Shields, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
  • Sep 15 Ben Wallers, English musician and songwriter (Country Teasers)
  • Sep 16 Charlie Fields, American actor (Shannon), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 16 Derrell Mitchell, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons, Argonauts)
  • Sep 16 Shawntel Smith, Oklahoma, Miss America (1996)
  • Sep 16 Amy Poehler, American comedian and actress (Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Sep 17 David Hynes, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 17 Octus Polk, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 17 Paul Janssen, soccer player (Fortuna S, NAC)
  • Sep 18 Kate Starre, Armadale Australia, field hockey utility (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestLance Armstrong

Sep 18 Lance Armstrong, American road cyclist (7 Tour de France wins) barred from sport for using banned drugs, born in Plano, Texas

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • Sep 18 Oleg Ladik, Canadian 100 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Sep 18 Ron Childs, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • Sep 18 Anna Netrebko, Russian opera singer

Person of interestJada Pinkett Smith

Sep 18 Jada Pinkett Smith, American actress (Set it Off, Nutty Professor, Menace II Society), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Sep 19 Colleen Coyne, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • Sep 19 Jeremy Nunley, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • Sep 19 Sanaa Lathan, American actress
  • Sep 20 Andrew Lane, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 20 Henryk Larsson, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Sep 20 Jenny Murdock, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 20 Ryan Terry, NFL running back/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Sep 20 Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese composer
  • Sep 21 Alfonso Ribeiro, American actor/pianist (Alfonso-Silver Spoons), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 21 John Crawley, English cricketer
  • Sep 21 Luke Wilson, American actor
  • Sep 22 Chesney Lee Haskes, England, singer (Feels So Alive)
  • Sep 22 Christian Fauria, NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Sep 22 Ian Van Der Wal, Darwin Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 22 Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
  • Sep 23 Eric Montross, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Percy Holmes, cricketer (Yorks opener, 7 Tests for Eng 1921-32), dies
  • Sep 3 Veronica Turleigh, actress (Promoter), dies at 68
  • Sep 3 Dave Street [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise, I Surrender Dear, Broadway Open House), dies of cancer at 53
  • Sep 7 Spring Byington, actress (Lily Ruskin-December Bride), dies at 84
  • Sep 10 Bella Darvi [Bajla Węgier], Polish actress (The Egyptian, Hell and High Water, Racers), commits suicide at 42
  • Sep 10 Pier Angeli [Anna Maria Pierangeli], Italian actress (Sodom & Gomorrah, Vintage, Battle of the Bulge), dies of barbiturate overdose at 39

Person of interestNikita Khrushchev

Sep 11 Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, dies of a heart attack at 77

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Sep 11 Percy Helton, American actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men), dies at 77
  • Sep 13 Lin Biao, Chinese Communist Marshal during the Civil War and party leader, dies in a plane crash at 63, possibly while fleeing from a botched coup against Mao
  • Sep 13 Nelly A "Nell" Knoop, Dutch actress (Silent Waters), dies at 72
  • Sep 14 Bill Copson, cricketer (England pace bowler before & after WW2), dies
  • Sep 16 Ferdinand LR Sassen, priest/philosopher (Descartes), dies at 77
  • Sep 20 James Westerfield, American actor (Jungle Heat, Lucky Johnny), dies from a heart attack at 59
  • Sep 20 William F Albright, US archaeologist, dies at 80
  • Sep 21 Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  • Sep 21 Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist (Nobel 1947), dies at 84
  • Sep 22 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), dies of heart attack at 67
  • Sep 22 Yvonne St Clair, dancer, dies at 57
  • Sep 23 Billy Gilbert, American actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday), dies at 77
  • Sep 23 J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (b. 1888)
  • Sep 25 T. C. Jones, American female impersonator, dies of cancer at 50
  • Sep 26 Muriel Kirkland, actress (Nana, Fast Workers), dies of emphysema at 68