What Happened on September 11, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "2 by 2" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 343 performances
  • Egypt adopts its constitution
  • Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Women's Tennis: In an all-American final Billie Jean King beats doubles partner Rosemary Casals 6-4, 7-6

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Vegas, English comedian (Ideal, The Libetine), born in St. Helens, Merseyside, England
  • Mack Strong, American NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Markos Moulitsas, American blogger and author (Daily Kos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Richard Ashcroft, British singer (The Verve), born in Wigan, Lancashire, England
  • Shelton Quarles, American football player, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Todd Norman, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestNikita Khrushchev

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

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Percy Helton, American actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men), dies at 77