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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 Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Country: United States of America

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America

The Help

The Help

Directed by: Tate Taylor

Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Country: United States of America

Sling Blade

Sling Blade

Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Country: United States of America

Notorious

Notorious

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1971?
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Myself Among Others by Ruth Gordon

Myself Among Others

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This book will totally delight those of us who remember Ruth Gordon, the adorable lady who appeared in movies and television situation comedies.

QB VII by Leon Uris

QB VII

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In Queen's Bench Courtroom Number Seven, famous author Abraham Cady stands trial. In his book The Holocaust --born of the terrible revelation that the Jadwiga Concentration camp was the site of his family's extermination--Cady shook the

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

Capone by John Kobler

Capone

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The public called him Scarface; the FBI called him Public Enemy Number One; his associates called him Snorky. But Capone is the name most remember.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time.