On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1971

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

Sports History

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 and Willie Stargell

  • 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

  • Hakan Şükür, Turkish soccer striker (112 caps; Galatasaray), born in Sapanca, Turkey
  • Lââm [Lamiah], French singer, born in Paris
  • Ricardo Antonio Chavira, American actor
  • Yoshitaka Hirota, Japanese composer
1971 Highlights

About September 1, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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