On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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
  • Jan Pardavy, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
  • Martin Freeman, English actor (The Hobbit, Sherlock), born in Aldershot, Hampshire