What Happened on September 3, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • A baby girl and an Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldier are killed in separate shooting incidents in Northern Ireland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Manlio Brosio resigns as secretary general of NATO
  • Qatar regains complete independence from Britain
  • Watergate team breaks into Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office

Famous Birthdays

  • Chabeli Iglesias, daughter of Julio Iglesias, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Glen Housman, Australian swimmer (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • Tonja Marie Christensen, Salt Lake City Utah, playmate (Nov, 1991)
  • Trevor St. John, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Dave Street [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise, I Surrender Dear, Broadway Open House), dies of cancer at 53
  • Percy Holmes, cricketer (Yorks opener, 7 Tests for Eng 1921-32), dies
  • Veronica Turleigh, actress (Promoter), dies at 68