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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1971?


Events

  • 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 (Shepard & Mitchell)
  • 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 and cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.
  • 09 Feb 1971 Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
  • 10 Feb 1971 Bill White becomes 1st black baseball announcer (New York Yankees)
  • 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.

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Movies

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Trainspotting

Trainspotting

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Country: United States of America

The Lady Eve

The Lady Eve

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette

Country: United States of America

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Country: United States of America

Lucky Number Slevin

Lucky Number Slevin

Directed by: Paul McGuigan

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman, Lucy Liu

Country: United States of America

Gentleman's Fate

Gentleman's Fate

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: John Gilbert, Louis Wolheim, Leila Hyams, Anita Page

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1971?
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The Making Of A Surgeon by William A. Nolen

The Making Of A Surgeon

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The Making of a Surgeon is the memoir of an apprentice. It is William Nolen's story of his transformation from student to practitioner, from a brash medical school graduate to a

A White House Diary by Lady Bird Johnson

A White House Diary

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Originally published in 1970, A White House Diary is Lady Bird Johnson's intimate, behind-the-scenes account of Lyndon Johnson's presidency from November 22, 1963, to January 20, 1969.

Crime In America by Ramsey Clark

Crime In America

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Crime In America: Observations On Its Nature, Causes, Prevention by Clark, Ramsey

God Is An Englishman by R.F. Delderfield

God Is An Englishman

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This bestselling novel set in the ruthless world of Victorian commerce follows the fortunes of Adam Swann, a scion of an Army family and veteran of campaigns in the Crimea and

The Antagonists by Ernest K. Gann

The Antagonists

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