Explore what happened in1971

1971

All that goes around comes back around. The 70s were a time of change with fashion experiencing tumultuous change, TV stars with the likes of Farrah Fawcett’s posters on many a young man’s walls.

1971

The 70s also brought about the age of the disco, as the race to space started heating up between the Americans and the Soviets.

It was a rude shock for President Milton Obote of Uganda while on an overseas trip, woke up to the news that Uganda was under a new regime on the morning of February 2, 1971. His head of the army and air force Major General Idi Amin had successfully overthrown the government and had declared himself president and chief of the military. During his reign, Idi Amin ordered that all Asians leave Uganda in the process plunging the country’s economy to new lows. He was also responsible for the massacre of over 300,000 Ugandans from the Lango and Acholi ethnic groups.

Under the guise of fighting for civil rights, Weather Underground a radical group with ties to the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), advocated for the transformation of the American Society through violent means. The Weather Underground angered by the involvement of the USA in the Laos invasion carried out an attack on the Capitol building in Washington D.C. on March 1. There were no records of deaths from the explosion though the damaged stood at an estimated at $300,000.

The weathermen also targeted the New York Police Department headquarters, the Pentagon, State Department, and the Long Island Court House.

With the civil movements happening across the USA, the Soviets gained mileage and won the race to space. The Soviet launched three of their cosmonauts; Vladislav Volkov, Viktor Patsayev, and Georgi Dobrovolsky into space aboard the Soyuz 11 on June 30. Their mission was to dock and enter Salyut 1 a Soviet space station. The three perished on their reentry journey when they fired the explosive bolts in a procedure to separate the Soyuz 11 re-entry capsule from the rest of the craft and accidentally opening critical valves of the capsule. Exposed to the pressure-less environment of space the cosmonauts died within minutes, a hundred miles above the earth.

The world was still facing its darkest moments with the raging cold war and the highly competitive arms race; times were exciting as much as they were dangerous. There were lessons learned in that era and in particular, 1971 that will remain ebbed in history.

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

Billy Jack

Directed by: T.C. Frank

Starring: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat

Country: United States

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Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman

Country: United States

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The Devils

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton

Country: United States

Johnny Got His Gun

Directed by: Dalton Trumbo

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1971 ?

Passenger To Frankfurt

By: Agatha Christie

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable

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The Greening Of America

By: Charles Reich

The 25th Anniversary of the Groundbreaking Classic. "If there was any doubt about the need for social transformation in 1970, that need is clear and urgent today....I

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The New Centurions

By: Joseph Wambaugh

Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.

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Stilwell And The American Experience In China, 1911-1945

By: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Stilwell and the American experience in China, 1911-1945

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1971 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Michael
  2. James
  3. David
  4. John
  5. Robert
  6. Christopher
  7. William
  8. Jason
  9. Brian
  10. Scott
Top #10 female names
  1. Jennifer
  2. Michelle
  3. Lisa
  4. Kimberly
  5. Amy
  6. Angela
  7. Melissa
  8. Tammy
  9. Mary
  10. Julie

What happened in each day of 1971

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