On This Day

September 23, 1971 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 2 members of the Official Irish Republican Army are killed in a premature bomb explosion

Historic Event

Jan Vermeer's painting "The Love Letter" is stolen from The Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels by a 21 year old thief

Birthdays in History

  • Sean Spicer, American political strategist, White House Press Secretary (2017), born in Barrington, Rhode Island

Deaths in History

  • James Waddell Alexander II, American mathematician and topologist, dies at 83
1971 in History