April 1971 calendar

April 1971

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1971?


  • 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.
  • 07 Apr 1971 Vietnam War: President Richard Nixon announces his decision to quicken the pace of Vietnamization.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1971?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
  2. - Joy To The World
  3. - Me And Bobby McGee
  4. - What's Going On
  5. - Put Your Hand In The Hand

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Hot Love
  2. - Knock Three Times
  3. - Bridget The Midget (The Queen Of The Blues)
  4. - Brown Sugar / Bitch / Let It Rock
  5. - Double Barrel


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1971?

Listening To America by Bill Moyers

Listening To America


This book shows a snapshot of America in 1970. It includes a series written portraits of people from all walks, including doctors, street people, and the unemployed.

Inside The Third Reich by Albert Speer

Inside The Third Reich


Speer, Hitler's Minister of Armaments and War Production, is brutally incarcerated. He was the man who kept Germany armed and the war machine going even after Hitler's mythology had died.

Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw

Rich Man, Poor Man


Paperback with TV tie-ins

Love Story by Erich Segal

Love Story


Oliver Barrett IV is a rich jock from a stuffy WASP background on his way to Harvard and a career as a lawyer. . .

The Antagonists by Ernest K. Gann

The Antagonists