On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1971

Historical Events

  • John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts opens in Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Brooke Burke, American model and TV personality (Wild On!), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Dave Merritt, American NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • David Arquette, American actor, director and producer (Scream, Kiss & Tell), born in Winchester, Virginia
  • Greg Minor, American NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Sandersville, Georgia
  • Ján Pardavý, Slovak hockey forward (Team Slovakia), born in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
  • Jocko Willink, American navy seal and author (Extreme Ownership), born in Torrington, Connecticut
  • Lachlan Murdoch, Australian, British, American businessman (New Corp) and son of Rupert Murdoch, born in London, England

Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman, English actor (The Hobbit, Sherlock), born in Aldershot, Hampshire

  • Ross Childress, American guitarist (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
1971 Highlights

About September 8, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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