September 1971 calendar

September 1971

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1971?


  • 01 Sep 1971 John Newcombe is 1st top-seed man to lose in 1st round of US Open
  • 02 Sep 1971 Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches
  • 03 Sep 1971 John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return
  • 04 Sep 1971 Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, kills 109 (Alaska).
  • 05 Sep 1971 Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win
  • 08 Sep 1971 In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.
  • 09 Sep 1971 1,000 convicts riot and seize Attica, New York prison
  • 10 Sep 1971 KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 11 Sep 1971 2 by 2 closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 343 performances
  • 12 Sep 1971 85th US Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals
  • 13 Sep 1971 WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 14 Sep 1971 Cleveland Indians and Washingston Senators, play 20 innings
  • 15 Sep 1971 1st broadcast of Columbo on NBC-TV
  • 16 Sep 1971 West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with soviet President Brezhnev
  • 19 Sep 1971 2nd NYC Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54
  • 21 Sep 1971 Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar join the United Nations.
  • 23 Sep 1971 John Vermeers painting The liefdesbrief stolen
  • 24 Sep 1971 90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying
  • 26 Sep 1971 Jim Palmer is 4th Oriole to win at least 20 games this season
  • 27 Sep 1971 October 11 ampndash Japanese Emperor Hirohito travels abroad.
  • 28 Sep 1971 Budapest in 1956 to escape treason charges, ends exile and flies to Rome
  • 29 Sep 1971 McMillan & Wife, debuts on NBC-TV
  • 30 Sep 1971 Last Washington Senators' home game, New York Yankees win career 5th forfeit; New York Yankees trailing 4-2 in the 9th with two outs, fans rush the field.
  • 06 Sep 1971 Paninternational Flight 112 crashes on the Bundesautobahn 7 highway near Hamburg Airport, in Hamburg, Germany, killing 22.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
  2. - Go Away Little Girl
  3. - Maggie May
  4. - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
  5. - Spanish Harlem

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Hey Girl Don't Bother Me
  2. - Maggie May / Reason To Believe
  3. - I'm Still Waiting
  4. - Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum
  5. - Did You Ever


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1971?

The Ra Expeditions by Thor Heyerdahl

The Ra Expeditions


Ra tells the tale of Heyerdahl’s 45-foot papyrus boat, which was modeled on the ones in the pharoah’s wall paintings.

Theirs Was The Kingdom by R.F. Delderfield

Theirs Was The Kingdom


The long-awaited reissue is now available of the second novel in R. F. Delderfield’s classic God Is An Englishman series Theirs was the Kingdom

Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes

Message From Malaga


"The delay in Malaga's delivery of the message could have been catastrophic. It was an irreparable loss, an agent had died. "Under

The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh

The New Centurions


Joseph Wambaugh, an ex-cop and #1 New York Times bestseller writer, created a new type of literature through his outstanding early police procedurals.

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal


THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FOSTER"The Day of the Jackal makes comparable books like The Manchurian Candidate or The Spy Who Came in From the Cold look like Hardy Boy mysteries The