On This Day

September 13, 1971 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 11 guards & 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison

Historic Event

Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, buried in Moscow

  • Two North Ireland Loyalists are mortally injured when the bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely in a house in Bann Street, Belfast
  • World Hockey Association forms

Deaths in History

  • Lin Biao, Chinese Communist Marshal during the Civil War and party leader, dies in a plane crash at 63, possibly while fleeing from a botched coup against Mao
1971 in History