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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1971?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1971 2 Gentlemen of Verona opens at St. James Theater NYC for 613 performances
  • 02 Dec 1971 United Arab Emirates, (Trucial States) declares independence from the UK
  • 03 Dec 1971 Miss Teenage America Pageant
  • 04 Dec 1971 The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be noted in the Deep Purple song ''Smoke on the Water''.
  • 05 Dec 1971 KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 06 Dec 1971 Lewis Franklin Powell confirmed as Supreme Court Justice
  • 07 Dec 1971 Wild andWonderful opens / closes at Lyceum Theater, New York City
  • 08 Dec 1971 U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the 7th Fleet to move towards the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean.
  • 09 Dec 1971 Ralph J Bunche, United Nations delegate/Nobel Prize winner, dies at age 67 in New York City, New York.
  • 10 Dec 1971 West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel Prize of Peace.
  • 11 Dec 1971 Nihat Erim forms the new government of Turkey (34th government, Nihat Erim had served two times as a prime minister)
  • 13 Dec 1971 John Sinclair (sentence: 10 yrs, sold 2 marijuana joints) is freed
  • 14 Dec 1971 Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure
  • 16 Dec 1971 Bangladesh War of Independence and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan army brings an end to both conflicts.
  • 17 Dec 1971 Diamonds are Forever premieres in US
  • 18 Dec 1971 1st Candlelight Processional
  • 19 Dec 1971 Inner City opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • 20 Dec 1971 Roy Oliver Disney, co-founder of Walt Disney Company, dies of a massive brain hemorrhage, at age 78.
  • 22 Dec 1971 KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks / College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 24 Dec 1971 Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke (found ten days later).
  • 25 Dec 1971 Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) form Jesse Jackson
  • 28 Dec 1971 Hasj falls from now on under (neath) the Opiumwet
  • 29 Dec 1971 The United Kingdom gives up its military bases in Malta.
  • 30 Dec 1971 Long Island NHL franchise purchased (New York Islanders).
  • 31 Dec 1971 KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Country: United States of America

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Country: United States of America

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Country: United States of America

Gentlemen of Fortune

Gentlemen of Fortune

Directed by: Aleksandr Seryj

Starring: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1971?
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Tracy And Hepburn by Garson Kanin

Tracy And Hepburn

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This classic Hollywood memoir is again available, now with a new foreword by the author. Spence Tracy and Kate Hepburn were the couple everyone knew of but no one really knew

Bear Island by Alistair MacLean

Bear Island

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Reissue of the classic tale of adventure and death on a mysterious Arctic island, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.A

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

Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes

Message From Malaga

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"That delay in the delivery of the message from Málaga could have been absolutely disastrous. As it was, there had been irreparable loss: an agent dead."Under

Without Marx Or Jesus by Jean-Francois Revel

Without Marx Or Jesus

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A view of American social movements during the tumultuous 1960's and early seventies by French journalist Jean-Francois Revel.