What Happened on September 13, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 11 guards & 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison
  • Frank Robinson hits his 500th HR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, buried in Moscow

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Two North Ireland Loyalists are mortally injured when the bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely in a house in Bann Street, Belfast
  • WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • World Hockey Association forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Goran Ivanisevic, Croatia, tennis star (1991, 1994, 1998 Wimbledon finalist; 2001 wildcard Wimbledon winner)
  • Manabu Namiki, Japanese composer
  • Richie Anderson, American NFL running back (NY Jets), born in Olney, Maryland
  • Stella Nina McCartney, fashion designer and daughter of Paul & Linda McCartney
  • Ted Drury, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • 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
  • Nelly A "Nell" Knoop, Dutch actress (Silent Waters), dies at 72