On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1971

Historical Events

  • 1,000 convicts riot & seize Attica, NY prison

TV Show Appearance

John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)

  • John Lennon releases his "Imagine" album
  • NHL great Gordie Howe retires (for the first time), after 25 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Thomas, American actor (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jill Sudduth, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland
1971 Highlights

About September 9, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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