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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1971: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1971?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1971 Bangladesh refugee concert with George Harrison
  • 02 Aug 1971 JCPenney debuts its trademark Helvetica wordmark which has been used ever since.
  • 03 Aug 1971 Paul McCartney announces the formation of his group Wings.
  • 04 Aug 1971 US launches first satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft.
  • 05 Aug 1971 WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Aug 1971 A lunar eclipse lasting 1 hour, 40 minutes, and 4 seconds is observed.
  • 07 Aug 1971 Apollo 15 returns to Earth.
  • 08 Aug 1971 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
  • 09 Aug 1971 The Troubles: The British security forces in Northern Ireland launch Operation Demetrius. Hundreds of people are arrested and interned, thousands are displaced, and twenty are killed in the violence that follows.
  • 10 Aug 1971 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research
  • 11 Aug 1971 Construction begins on Louisiana Superdome
  • 12 Aug 1971 Syriam President Assad drops diplomatic relations with Jordan
  • 13 Aug 1971 Paul and Linda McCartney release Back Seat of My Car
  • 14 Aug 1971 Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0
  • 15 Aug 1971 Bahrain gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 18 Aug 1971 Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.
  • 19 Aug 1971 August 22 ampndash A right-wing coup ignites a rebellion in Bolivia. Miners and students join troops to support president Juan Jose Torres, but eventually Hugo Banzer takes over.
  • 20 Aug 1971 FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr.
  • 21 Aug 1971 A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.
  • 22 Aug 1971 Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, President Torres driven out
  • 23 Aug 1971 WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 24 Aug 1971 India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms
  • 26 Aug 1971 Dutch Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia
  • 27 Aug 1971 An attempted coup fails in the African nation of Chad. The Government of Chad accuses Egypt of playing a role in the attempt and breaks off diplomatic relations.
  • 30 Aug 1971 WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 31 Aug 1971 Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30)

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Music charts

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Movies

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The Omega Man

The Omega Man

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Boris Sagal

Starring: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

Country: United States of America

See No Evil

See No Evil

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Mia Farrow, Dorothy Alison, Robin Bailey, Diane Grayson

Black Belly of the Tarantula

Black Belly of the Tarantula

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Paolo Cavara

Starring: Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger, Barbara Bouchet, Rossella Falk

A Gunfight

A Gunfight

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Lamont Johnson

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Johnny Cash, Jane Alexander, Karen Black

The Nightcomers

The Nightcomers

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Marlon Brando, Stephanie Beacham, Thora Hird, Harry Andrews

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1971?
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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.

Living Well Is The Best Revenge by Calvin Tomkins

Living Well Is The Best Revenge

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First published in 1971 and now available for a younger generation with a new introduction by the author, Living Well Is the Best Revenge is Calvin Tomkins' now-classic account of the

Love In The Ruins by Walker Percy

Love In The Ruins

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Dr. Tom More has created a stethoscope of the human spirit. With it, he embarks on an unforgettable odyssey to cure mankind's spiritual flu.

America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen

America, Inc

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This well-documented expose' reveals the incorporated rulers of the United States and, indeed, much of the world. It shows them to be private governments which, as effectively as legitimate public governments,

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist

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Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York …