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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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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Country: United States of America

Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Country: United States of America

Brown of Harvard

Brown of Harvard

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Country: United States of America

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1971?
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The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

The Female Eunuch

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The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with

Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie

Passenger To Frankfurt

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable

Summer Of '42 by Herman Raucher

Summer Of '42

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"​SUMMER OF '42 is a charming and tender novel...The overall effect is one of high hilarity. Raucher is a comic-artist who is able to convey the fears and joys...of

The Passions Of The Mind by Irving Stone

The Passions Of The Mind

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Compelling portrait of the Viennese neurologist, focuses on the intense, agonized years of research which resulted in his discovery of the science of psychoanalysis

Vandenberg by Oliver Lange

Vandenberg

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An awe inspiring and thought provoking book!