Historical Events on October 24, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is shot dead by undercover Royal Ulster Constabulary officers during a bomb attack in Belfast
  • Harry Drake sets longest arrow flight by a footbow (1 mile 268 yds)
  • President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O'Brady, addresses a party conference in Dublin and proclaims that the North of Ireland must be made ungovernable as a first step to achieve a united Ireland
  • Texas Stadium opens-Cowboys beat Patriots 44-21