On This Day

What Happened on September 13, 1971

Historical Events

  • 11 guards & 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison

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Frank Robinson hits his 500th HR

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson

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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 Ivanišević, Croatian tennis player (Wimbledon 2001), born in Split, Croatia
  • Manabu Namiki, Japanese video game composer, born in Funabashi, Japan
  • Richie Anderson, American NFL running back (NY Jets), born in Olney, Maryland
  • Stella Nina McCartney, English fashion designer and daughter of Paul & Linda McCartney, born in Lambeth, London
  • Ted Drury, American 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
1971 Highlights

About September 13, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo