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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1971?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1971 Joseph Luns becomes Secretary General of NATO
  • 02 Oct 1971 Homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race.
  • 03 Oct 1971 Billie Jean King becomes first female athlete to win $100,000.
  • 04 Oct 1971 KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Oct 1971 Disney World opens in Orlando
  • 08 Oct 1971 John Lennon releases his megahit Imagine
  • 09 Oct 1971 Japans Emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands
  • 10 Oct 1971 5th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Pride wins
  • 11 Oct 1971 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
  • 12 Oct 1971 Jesus Christ Superstar opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 711 performances
  • 13 Oct 1971 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
  • 14 Oct 1971 John andYoko appear on Dick Cavett Show
  • 15 Oct 1971 The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.
  • 16 Oct 1971 Amphitheater in McLaren Park is dedicated in San Francisco, California.
  • 17 Oct 1971 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Quality-First Golf Classic
  • 18 Oct 1971 In New York City, the Knapp Commission begins public hearings on police corruption.
  • 19 Oct 1971 Last issue of Look magazine is published
  • 20 Oct 1971 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 21 Oct 1971 To Live Another Summer opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 173 performances
  • 23 Oct 1971 WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida (ABC) begins
  • 24 Oct 1971 Texas Stadium opens - Dallas Cowboys beat New England Patriots 44-21.
  • 25 Oct 1971 Belgium and China PR establish diplomatic relations
  • 26 Oct 1971 UN votes to replace Taiwan with China
  • 27 Oct 1971 Steve Garvey weds Cynthia Truhan
  • 28 Oct 1971 John andYoko record Happy Xmas (War is Over) in New York City
  • 29 Oct 1971 The NBC TV network airs the TV special Grand Opening of Walt Disney World. Approximately 52 million people in the US view the 90-minute show.
  • 30 Oct 1971 Rev. Ian Paisley's Democratic Unionist Party is founded in Northern Ireland.
  • 31 Oct 1971 On the Town opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 65 performances

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Country: United States of America

The French Connection

The French Connection

Release year: 1971

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Country: United States of America

Duck, You Sucker

Duck, You Sucker

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti

Country: United States of America

Trinity Is STILL My Name!

Trinity Is STILL My Name!

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Enzo Barboni

Starring: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Yanti Somer, Enzo Tarascio

Country: United States of America

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1971?
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Madame by Patrick O'Higgins

Madame

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367 page soft back or paperback biography of Helena Rubinstein.

Theirs Was The Kingdom by R.F. Delderfield

Theirs Was The Kingdom

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The eagerly awaited reissue of the second novel in R. F. Delderfield's classic God Is an Englishman series Theirs Was the Kingdom

Summer Of The Red Wolf by Morris West

Summer Of The Red Wolf

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Summer of the Red Wolf is the story of a man struggling with the complexities and torments of everyday life who travels to Scotland to fight his inner demons and discovers

Beyond Freedom And Dignity by B. F. Skinner

Beyond Freedom And Dignity

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In this profound and profoundly controversial work, a landmark of 20th-century thought originally published in 1971, B. F. Skinner makes his definitive statement about humankind and society.Insisting

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that