On This Day

February 3, 1971 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • A series of house searches by the British Army in Catholic areas of Belfast, resulting in serious rioting and gun battles
  • NYPD officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust while his fellow officers stood outside and failed to call for assistance
  • OPEC mandates "total embargo" against any company that rejects 55 percent tax rate

Birthdays in History

  • Sarah Kane, English playwright (d. 1999)
1971 in History