On This Day

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

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
  • Trevor St. John, American actor (One Live to Live), born in Spokane, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Dave Street [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise, I Surrender Dear, Broadway Open House), dies of cancer at 53
  • Percy Holmes, English cricketer (Yorks opener, 7 Tests for Eng 1921-32), 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? 49 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo