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
  • John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return
  • 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