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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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The Prestige

The Prestige

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Country: United States of America

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Country: United States of America

Persona

Persona

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Country: United States of America

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by: Norman Jewison

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

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1971?
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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time.

The Gift Horse by Hildegard Knef

The Gift Horse

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rates fine/near mint because jacket is price clipped, otherwise best possible copy,, first edition, first printing, jacket in mylar

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

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

Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes

Message From Malaga

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"That delay in the delivery of the message from Málaga could have been absolutely disastrous. As it was, there had been irreparable loss: an agent dead."Under