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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1971?


Events

  • 01 May 1971 Amtrak Railroad begins operation
  • 02 May 1971 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.
  • 03 May 1971 All Things Considered premieres on 112 National Public Radio stations
  • 05 May 1971 Earl of Ruston opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 06 May 1971 The Ceylon government begins a major offensive against the People's Liberation Front.
  • 08 May 1971 Earl of Ruston closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 09 May 1971 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman and Jean Stapleton
  • 10 May 1971 US special delivery rates go from 45 cents to 60 cents
  • 12 May 1971 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger weds Bianca Macias at St. Tropez Town Hall
  • 13 May 1971 Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane seriously injured in a car accident
  • 15 May 1971 70, Girls, 70 closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 35 performances
  • 16 May 1971 1st class postage now costs 8 cents (was 6 cents)
  • 17 May 1971 Washington State bans sex discrimination.
  • 18 May 1971 Vampire rapist Wayne Bodens last victim found
  • 19 May 1971 USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • 20 May 1971 Pentagon reports blacks constitute 11% of US soldiers in SE Asia
  • 21 May 1971 Chelsea wins 11th Europe Cup II in Athens, Greece.
  • 22 May 1971 An earthquake lasting 20 seconds destroys most of Bingöl, Turkey ampndash more than 1,000 are killed, 10,000 made homeless.
  • 23 May 1971 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale.
  • 24 May 1971 A commuter bus plunges into Panam� Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard.
  • 27 May 1971 UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship.
  • 28 May 1971 Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album Ram
  • 29 May 1971 Court Room by Clarence Carter hits #61
  • 30 May 1971 US Mariner 9 launched (first satellite to orbit Mars).
  • 31 May 1971 WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Johnny Got His Gun

Johnny Got His Gun

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Dalton Trumbo

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards

Country: United States of America

Walkabout

Walkabout

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg, John Meillon

Country: United States of America

Wake in Fright

Wake in Fright

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

The Go-Between

The Go-Between

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave

Big Jake

Big Jake

Release year: 1971

Directed by: George Sherman, John Wayne

Starring: John Wayne, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1971?
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Listening To America by Bill Moyers

Listening To America

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This book offers up a snapshot of the United States in 1970 with a series of written portraits of people from all walks of life from street people, doctors, the unemployed,

The European Discovery Of America by Samuel Eliot Morison

The European Discovery Of America

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Columbus, Magellan, and Drake are focused upon in this account of the early discovery voyages south of the Caribbean. Bibliogs

Khrushchev Remembers by Nikita Khrushchev

Khrushchev Remembers

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Khrushchev Remembers is a unique -- and enthralling -- historical first. Never before, in all the years since the great Russian Revolution, have we had access to the intimate political reminiscences

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

Vandenberg by Oliver Lange

Vandenberg

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An awe inspiring and thought provoking book!