Archive for April, 1971

April 30, 1971

On this day in 1971, popular Irish novelist John Boyne was born in Dublin. Boyne is best known for his 2006 release The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, which is narrated by a 6-year-old German boy whose father is a Nazi Commandant at Auschwitz during WWII. The book held the number one spot on the NewRead more..

April 11, 1971

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) ended its long-held ban on members playing or attending “foreign” sports games such as soccer and rugby on April 11, 1971. The most notable controversy surrounding the ban took place in 1938, when Douglas Hyde, then President of Ireland, was suspended as a Patron of the Association after he attendedRead more..