November 1971 calendar

November 1971

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1971?


  • 01 Nov 1971 Eisenhower dollar put into circulation
  • 02 Nov 1971 Great Harp opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 03 Nov 1971 Play Misty For Me premieres
  • 05 Nov 1971 Bolivia passes death penalty for political kidnapping
  • 06 Nov 1971 Great Harp closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 09 Nov 1971 John List kills family and moves to Colorado
  • 10 Nov 1971 Joe Torre wins NL MVP, Vida Blue wins AL MVP
  • 11 Nov 1971 Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15
  • 12 Nov 1971 Vietnam War: as part of Vietnamization, US President Richard M. Nixon sets February 1, 1972 as the deadline for the removal of another 45,000 American troops from Vietnam.
  • 13 Nov 1971 Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet
  • 14 Nov 1971 Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria
  • 15 Nov 1971 Intel advertises 4004-processor
  • 19 Nov 1971 Ft Wilderness opens
  • 20 Nov 1971 A bridge still in construction, called Elevado Engenheiro Freyssinet, falls over the Paulo de Frontin Avenue, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 48 people are killed and several injured. Reconstructed, the bridge is currently a part of the Linha Vermelha elevate.
  • 21 Nov 1971 Richard Baker becomes teacher of SF Zen Center
  • 22 Nov 1971 Only Fools Are Sad opens at Edison Theater NYC for 144 performances
  • 23 Nov 1971 Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement
  • 24 Nov 1971 Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 25 Nov 1971 Dan Cooper jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington
  • 27 Nov 1971 Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • 28 Nov 1971 Me Nobody Knows closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 587 performances
  • 30 Nov 1971 Iran seizes the Greater and Lesser Tunbs from the United Arab Emirates.
  • 09 Nov 1971 American banker John List murdered his wife, mother, and three children with a pair of handguns.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
  2. - Theme From Shaft
  3. - Imagine
  4. - Baby I'm-A Want You
  5. - Maggie May

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Coz I Luv You
  2. - Maggie May / Reason To Believe
  3. - Till
  4. - Johnny Reggae
  5. - The Witch Queen Of New Orleans


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1971?

The Vantage Point by Lyndon Baines Johnson

The Vantage Point


What does it say about election years? Although the recent publication of Robert Caro's fourth volume of his massive biography about President Lyndon Baines Johnson might not answer this question it certainly does.

Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese

Honor Thy Father


The classic masterpiece is now updated

The Gift Horse by Hildegard Knef

The Gift Horse


Rates fine/near mint jacket because it is price-clipped, otherwise best copy, first edition, first printing jacket in mylar

Who Owns America? by Walter J. Hickel

Who Owns America?


By Walter J. Hickel, Who Owns America?

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk

The Winds Of War


The author of Herman Wouk's epic historical fiction of World War II is a masterpiece in historical fiction. His story immerses us into the lives of one family, who finds themselves at the center of the war's chaos.