On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Australian John Newcombe becomes 1st male top-seed to lose in US Open 1st round when beaten by eventual finalist Jan Kodeš 6-2, 6-7, 6-7, 3,-6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pittsburgh Pirates start what is believed to be first all-black line-up (including several Latinos) in MLB history‚ in 10-7 win v Philadelphia Phillies; includes future Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente & Willie Stargell

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Rolling Stones sue manager Allen Klein
  • The Irish Republican Army set off a series of bombs across Northern Ireland injuring a number of people

Famous Birthdays

  • Gabe Wilkins, NFL defensive end (GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Hakan Şükür, Turkish footballer
  • Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Fijian-born American professional wrestler, born in Suva, Fiji (d. 2017)
  • Lââm [Lamiah], French singer, born in Paris
  • Ricardo Antonio Chavira, American actor
  • Yoshitaka Hirota, Japanese composer