July 1971 calendar

July 1971

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1971?


  • 01 Jul 1971 British and Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands
  • 02 Jul 1971 78th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats M Smith
  • 03 Jul 1971 85th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: J Newcombe beats S Smith
  • 04 Jul 1971 Michael S. Hart posts the first e-book, a copy of the United States Declaration of Independence, on the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign's mainframe computer, the origin of Project Gutenberg..
  • 05 Jul 1971 US 26th amendment certified (reduces voting age to 18).
  • 06 Jul 1971 Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda sworn in as President for Life of Malawi
  • 09 Jul 1971 Henry Kissinger visits China PR
  • 10 Jul 1971 100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale
  • 11 Jul 1971 Chilean parliament nationalizes US copper mines
  • 12 Jul 1971 Juan Corona, indicted for 25 murders
  • 13 Jul 1971 42nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-4 at Tiger Stadium, Detroit
  • 14 Jul 1971 Libya severs its diplomatic ties with Morocco.
  • 15 Jul 1971 US President Richard Nixon announces he would visit People's Republic of China.
  • 16 Jul 1971 Franco points Prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain
  • 17 Jul 1971 Kathy Whitworth / Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship
  • 18 Jul 1971 Eddy Merckx wins his 3rd Tour de France
  • 19 Jul 1971 Sudan military coup under maj Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees
  • 20 Jul 1971 The Soviet Union says it will support the People's Republic of China's admission to the United Nations
  • 22 Jul 1971 Sudan military counter coup under Premier Numeiry
  • 24 Jul 1971 WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 25 Jul 1971 July 30 ampndash Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli records in Munich two Debussy works for Deutsche Grammophon it's his fifth recording.
  • 26 Jul 1971 Apollo 15 launched (Scott & Irwin) to 4th manned landing on Moon
  • 28 Jul 1971 Dutch ends censorship of Blue Movie
  • 29 Jul 1971 The United Kingdom opts out of the Space Race, with the cancellation of its Black Arrow launch vehicle.
  • 30 Jul 1971 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17
  • 31 Jul 1971 Deventer Soccer team Go Ahead Eagles forms
  • 15 Jul 1971 The United Red Army is founded in Japan.
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Music charts

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

  1. - It's Too Late
  2. - Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)
  3. - You've Got A Friend
  4. - Treat Her Like A Lady
  5. - Rainy Days And Mondays

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
  2. - I'm Still Waiting
  3. - Co-Co
  4. - Never Ending Song Of Love
  5. - Don't Let It Die


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1971?

America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen

America, Inc


This well-documented expose' exposes the incorpored rulers of the United States, and indeed of much of the globe. They are private governments that function as well as legitimate public authorities, it is revealed.

The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

The Female Eunuch


The 1970 publication of Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch was a major event that raised eyebrows and ire, while also creating a shock wave in recognition among women all over the globe.

Mr. Cub by Ernie Banks and Jim Enright

Mr. Cub


Autobiography of Ernie Banks, a Hall of Fame Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.

Love In The Ruins by Walker Percy

Love In The Ruins


Dr. Tom More created a stethoscope for the human spirit. He embarks on an extraordinary odyssey in order to cure the spiritual flu of mankind.

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee


Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee was immediately recognized as an important and controversial book. Its first publication in 1971.