March 1971 calendar

March 1971

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1971?


  • 01 Mar 1971 Clandestine Radio Deutsche Reich (Germany) begins transmitting on FM
  • 03 Mar 1971 South African Broadcasting Corp lifts its ban on the Beatles.
  • 04 Mar 1971 "City Command" kidnaps four US military men at Ankara, Turkey.
  • 05 Mar 1971 The Pakistani army occupies East Pakistan.
  • 06 Mar 1971 A fire in a mental hospital at Burgh√∂lzli, Switzerland, kills 28 people.
  • 07 Mar 1971 Egypt refuses to renew the Suez ceasefire.
  • 08 Mar 1971 Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record).
  • 09 Mar 1971 J M Noreiga takes 9-95 West Indies versus India at Port-of-Spain.
  • 10 Mar 1971 US Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18.
  • 12 Mar 1971 Syrian premier Hafez Assad elected President.
  • 13 Mar 1971 Live at Fillmore East recorded
  • 14 Mar 1971 Barbra Streisand appears on The Burt Bacharach Special on CBS TV
  • 15 Mar 1971 CBS TV announces it is dropping Ed Sullivan Show
  • 16 Mar 1971 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting
  • 17 Mar 1971 Edward Henry of Morristown, New Jersey, is first person to win US$1 million in a State lottery.
  • 18 Mar 1971 Peru: A landslide crashes into Yanawayin Lake, killing 200 people at the mining camp of Chungar.
  • 19 Mar 1971 Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in one half.
  • 20 Mar 1971 Boston Bruins win 13th straight NHL game.
  • 21 Mar 1971 Vermont seasonal snowfall totals 132.2 10892
  • 23 Mar 1971 General Alejandro Lanusse of Argentina takes power in a military coup.
  • 25 Mar 1971 Boston Patriots become New England Patriots.
  • 26 Mar 1971 Benny Hill Show tops TV ratings
  • 27 Mar 1971 East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) independence is repeatedly declared by Army Major (later President of Bangladesh) Ziaur Rahman on behalf of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from Kalurghat Radio Station, Chittagong.
  • 28 Mar 1971 25th Tony Awards: Sleuth and Company win.
  • 29 Mar 1971 Royal Albert Hall opens
  • 31 Mar 1971 William Calley sentenced to life for Mi Lai Massacre
  • 07 Mar 1971 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, political leader of then East Pakistan (present day-Bangladesh), delivers his historic 7th March speech in the Racecourse Field (Now Suhrawardy Udyan) in Dhaka.
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Music charts

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

  1. - One Bad Apple
  2. - Me And Bobby McGee
  3. - Mama's Pearl
  4. - She's A Lady
  5. - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Baby Jump
  2. - Hot Love
  3. - Another Day
  4. - Rose Garden
  5. - My Sweet Lord


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1971?

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.

Crime In America by Ramsey Clark

Crime In America


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

The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh

The New Centurions


Joseph Wambaugh, an ex-cop and #1 New York Times bestseller writer, created a new type of literature through his outstanding early police procedurals.

Crisis In The Classroom by Charles E. Silberman

Crisis In The Classroom


American Education: The Remaking.

Caravan To Vaccares by Alistair MacLean

Caravan To Vaccares