What Happened on September 3, 1971

Historical Events

  • A baby girl and an Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldier are killed in separate shooting incidents in Northern Ireland
  • 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 1,500m 1992), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • Trevor St. John, American actor (One Live to Live), born in Spokane, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • David Street [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise; I Surrender Dear; Broadway Open House), dies of cancer at 53
  • Percy Holmes, English cricket batsman (7 Tests; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 84
  • Veronica Turleigh, Irish actress (Promoter), dies at 68
1971 Highlights

About September 3, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

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