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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1971.
The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1971: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1971?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1971 US / Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere
  • 02 Apr 1971 Sci-fi soap opera Dark Shadows concludes an almost 5 year run
  • 03 Apr 1971 Joseph Valachi, American gangster (Born 1904)
  • 04 Apr 1971 Follies opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 524 performances
  • 05 Apr 1971 Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole
  • 07 Apr 1971 President Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam.
  • 08 Apr 1971 First legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York).
  • 09 Apr 1971 Charles Manson is sentenced to death in 1972, the sentence for all California Death Row inmates is commuted to life imprisonment.
  • 10 Apr 1971 US table tennis team arrives in China PR
  • 11 Apr 1971 Johnny Johnson opens / closes at Edison Theater NYC for 1 performance
  • 12 Apr 1971 Palestinians retreat from Amman to the north of Jordan.
  • 14 Apr 1971 Fort Point, San Francisco dedicated as a national historic site.
  • 15 Apr 1971 70, Girls, 70 opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 35 performances
  • 17 Apr 1971 Egypt, Libya and Syria form federation (Federation of Arab Republics).
  • 18 Apr 1971 Gavaskar makes 220 in second inning versus West Indies after 124 in first.
  • 19 Apr 1971 Charles Manson is sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders.
  • 20 Apr 1971 US Supreme Court upholds use of bussing to achieve racial desegregation.
  • 21 Apr 1971 Original Codex Reguis (with Edda-liederen) returns to Iceland.
  • 22 Apr 1971 Soyuz 10 launched
  • 23 Apr 1971 Soyuz 10 launched; Cosmonauts become 1st in Salyut 1 space station
  • 24 Apr 1971 Frank Merriwell opens / closes at Longacre Theater NYC for 1 performance
  • 25 Apr 1971 US canal rights in Nicaragua and rights to Corn Islands expire.
  • 26 Apr 1971 Turkey state of siege proclaimed.
  • 27 Apr 1971 Curt Flood resigns from Washington Senators after 13 games and departs for Denmark.
  • 28 Apr 1971 Samuel Lee Gravely Jr becomes 1st black Admiral in US Navy
  • 29 Apr 1971 Bill Graham closes down Fillmore and Fillmore East
  • 30 Apr 1971 25th NBA Championship: Milwaukee Bucks beat Baltimore Bullets in four games.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States of America

Yojimbo

Yojimbo

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Country: United States of America

Amélie

Amélie

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Country: United States of America

Brown of Harvard

Brown of Harvard

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Country: United States of America

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1971?
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Listening To America by Bill Moyers

Listening To America

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This book offers up a snapshot of the United States in 1970 with a series of written portraits of people from all walks of life from street people, doctors, the unemployed,

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that

Khrushchev Remembers by Nikita Khrushchev

Khrushchev Remembers

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Khrushchev Remembers is a unique -- and enthralling -- historical first. Never before, in all the years since the great Russian Revolution, have we had access to the intimate political reminiscences

Summer Of '42 by Herman Raucher

Summer Of '42

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"​SUMMER OF '42 is a charming and tender novel...The overall effect is one of high hilarity. Raucher is a comic-artist who is able to convey the fears and joys...of

The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh

The New Centurions

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