On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1971

Historical Events

Meeting of Interest

British Prime Minister Edward Heath meets with Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach Jack Lynch at Chequers in England to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland


Jerry Lewis' 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $8,125,387

Historic Event

William Craig and Ian Paisley speak at a rally in Belfast before a crowd of approximately 20,000 people and call for the establishment of a 'third force' to defend 'Ulster'

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Goldwire, American NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Devang Gandhi, Indian cricketer, born in Bhavnagar, Gujarat
  • Dolores O‚ÄôRiordan, Irish musician and singer-songwriter (The Cranberries - "Zombie", "Linger"), born in Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland (d. 2018)
  • Holli Hyche, American runner, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Kathi Wolfgramm, American rocker (Jets), born in San Diego, California
  • Pavel Patera, Czech hockey forward (Team Czech Rep, Olympic gold 1998), born in Kladno, Czech Republic
1971 Highlights

About September 6, 1971

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labor Day (United States), Labour Day (Canada)

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