February 1971 calendar

February 1971

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1971?


  • 02 Feb 1971 Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
  • 03 Feb 1971 KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 04 Feb 1971 Apollo 14 lander Antares lands on Moon
  • 05 Feb 1971 Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro Alan Shepard and Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hours
  • 06 Feb 1971 First time a golf ball is hit on the Moon (by Alan Shepard).
  • 07 Feb 1971 Swiss men accept female suffrage
  • 08 Feb 1971 South Vietnamese ground troops launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration into the country.[62]
  • 09 Feb 1971 Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
  • 10 Feb 1971 Bill White becomes 1st black baseball announcer
  • 11 Feb 1971 Montreal Canadiens' John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal.
  • 13 Feb 1971 Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.
  • 14 Feb 1971 Movie Ben Hur 1st shown on television
  • 15 Feb 1971 The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
  • 16 Feb 1971 In Italy, a local parliament elects the city of Catanzaro as the capital of Calabria residents of Reggio di Calabria riot for 5 days because of the decision.
  • 19 Feb 1971 Paul McCartney releases Another Day in the UK
  • 20 Feb 1971 National Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio and TV stations to go off the air; the mistake isn't resolved for 30 minutes.
  • 21 Feb 1971 Series of tornadoes cuts through Mississippi and Louisiana killing 117.
  • 22 Feb 1971 Lieutenant General Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria.
  • 23 Feb 1971 Boston Bruins begin 13 NHL game win streak
  • 24 Feb 1971 Algeria nationalizes French oil companies.
  • 25 Feb 1971 Oh! Calcutta! opens at Belasco Theater in New York City for 1,316 performances.
  • 26 Feb 1971 U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
  • 28 Feb 1971 53rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA National. Jack Nicklaus wins his 2nd golf grand slam.
  • 03 Feb 1971 New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Knock Three Times
  2. - One Bad Apple
  3. - Mama's Pearl
  4. - My Sweet Lord
  5. - Rose Garden

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - My Sweet Lord
  2. - Baby Jump
  3. - Pushbike Song
  4. - Another Day
  5. - Stoned Love


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1971?

Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway

Islands In The Stream


A LATER CLASSIC FROM AMERICA’S PREMIER FICTION WRTER. First published in 1970, nine year after Hemingway's passing, this story is about an artist and adventurer, much like Hemingway.

Crime In America by Ramsey Clark

Crime In America


Clark, Ramsey: Crime in America: Observations on Its Nature, Causes and Prevention

Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie

Passenger To Frankfurt


Harper Collins is now the Queen of Mystery! Agatha Christie is the acknowledged mistress suspense--creator and indomitable sleuth Miss Marple as well as meticulous Belgian detective Hercule poirot and many other memorable characters

Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw

Rich Man, Poor Man


Paperback with TV tie-ins

How You Can Profit From The Coming Devaluation by Harry Browne

How You Can Profit From The Coming Devaluation