1971

All that goes around comes back around. The 70s were a time of change with fashion experiencing tumultuous change, TV stars with the likes of Farrah Fawcett’s posters on many a young man’s walls.

1971

The 70s also brought about the age of the disco, as the race to space started heating up between the Americans and the Soviets.

It was a rude shock for President Milton Obote of Uganda while on an overseas trip, woke up to the news that Uganda was under a new regime on the morning of February 2, 1971. His head of the army and air force Major General Idi Amin had successfully overthrown the government and had declared himself president and chief of the military. During his reign, Idi Amin ordered that all Asians leave Uganda in the process plunging the country’s economy to new lows. He was also responsible for the massacre of over 300,000 Ugandans from the Lango and Acholi ethnic groups.

Under the guise of fighting for civil rights, Weather Underground a radical group with ties to the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), advocated for the transformation of the American Society through violent means. The Weather Underground angered by the involvement of the USA in the Laos invasion carried out an attack on the Capitol building in Washington D.C. on March 1. There were no records of deaths from the explosion though the damaged stood at an estimated at $300,000.

The weathermen also targeted the New York Police Department headquarters, the Pentagon, State Department, and the Long Island Court House.

With the civil movements happening across the USA, the Soviets gained mileage and won the race to space. The Soviet launched three of their cosmonauts; Vladislav Volkov, Viktor Patsayev, and Georgi Dobrovolsky into space aboard the Soyuz 11 on June 30. Their mission was to dock and enter Salyut 1 a Soviet space station. The three perished on their reentry journey when they fired the explosive bolts in a procedure to separate the Soyuz 11 re-entry capsule from the rest of the craft and accidentally opening critical valves of the capsule. Exposed to the pressure-less environment of space the cosmonauts died within minutes, a hundred miles above the earth.

The world was still facing its darkest moments with the raging cold war and the highly competitive arms race; times were exciting as much as they were dangerous. There were lessons learned in that era and in particular, 1971 that will remain ebbed in history.

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Movies

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Anand

Anand

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Country: United States of America

Gentlemen of Fortune

Gentlemen of Fortune

Directed by: Aleksandr Seryj

Starring: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Country: United States of America

The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson

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

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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

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist

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Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York …

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

The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh

The New Centurions

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Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.

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

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1971 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Michael
  2. James
  3. David
  4. John
  5. Robert
  6. Christopher
  7. William
  8. Jason
  9. Brian
  10. Scott
Top #10 female names
  1. Jennifer
  2. Michelle
  3. Lisa
  4. Kimberly
  5. Amy
  6. Angela
  7. Melissa
  8. Tammy
  9. Mary
  10. Julie
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1971?


Events

  • 01 Jan Cigarette advertisements are banned on American television.
  • 02 Jan The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic football match
  • 03 Jan Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game.
  • 04 Jan Ohio agrees to pay US$675,000 to relatives of Kent State prison victims.
  • 05 Jan 1st one-day international, Australia vs. England at the MCG
  • 06 Jan Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate.
  • 07 Jan -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C), Hawley Lake, Arizona (state record).
  • 08 Jan Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota established.
  • 09 Jan Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen closes at Majestic NYC after 19 performances
  • 10 Jan Light, Lively & Yiddish closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 11 Jan 1st Quickie Divorce granted in the UK
  • 12 Jan All in the Family premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
  • 13 Jan Soon closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 14 Jan John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs.
  • 15 Jan Ari opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances
  • 16 Jan Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7).
  • 17 Jan Super Bowl V: Baltimore Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami, Florida; Most Valuable Player: Chuck Howley, Dallas, Linebacker.
  • 18 Jan Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in New York, to become WWF champ.
  • 19 Jan No, No Nanette opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 861 performances
  • 20 Jan Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8).
  • 21 Jan Alias Smith & Jones premieres on ABC TV
  • 22 Jan John andYoko record Power to the People
  • 23 Jan UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row
  • 24 Jan NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-6 (first Pro Bowl after NFL-AFL merger).
  • 25 Jan WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 26 Jan Charles Manson convicted of murder
  • 29 Jan Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, versus England at Adelaide.
  • 30 Jan Ari closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 19 performances
  • 31 Jan & Dave Bancroft and George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 02 Feb Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
  • 03 Feb KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 04 Feb Apollo 14 lander Antares lands on Moon (Shepard & Mitchell)
  • 05 Feb Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro Alan Shepard and Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hours
  • 06 Feb First time a golf ball is hit on the Moon (by Alan Shepard).
  • 07 Feb Swiss men accept female suffrage
  • 08 Feb South Vietnamese ground troops launch an incursion into Laos to try and cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.
  • 09 Feb Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
  • 10 Feb Bill White becomes 1st black baseball announcer (New York Yankees)
  • 11 Feb Montreal Canadiens' John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal.
  • 13 Feb Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.
  • 14 Feb Movie Ben Hur 1st shown on television
  • 15 Feb The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
  • 16 Feb In Italy, a local parliament elects the city of Catanzaro as the capital of Calabria residents of Reggio di Calabria riot for 5 days because of the decision.
  • 19 Feb Paul McCartney releases Another Day in the UK
  • 20 Feb National Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio and TV stations to go off the air; the mistake isn't resolved for 30 minutes.
  • 21 Feb Series of tornadoes cuts through Mississippi and Louisiana killing 117.
  • 22 Feb Lieutenant General Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria.
  • 23 Feb Boston Bruins begin 13 NHL game win streak
  • 24 Feb Algeria nationalizes French oil companies.
  • 25 Feb Oh! Calcutta! opens at Belasco Theater in New York City for 1,316 performances.
  • 26 Feb U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
  • 28 Feb 53rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA National. Jack Nicklaus wins his 2nd golf grand slam.
  • 01 Mar Clandestine Radio Deutsche Reich (Germany) begins transmitting on FM
  • 03 Mar South African Broadcasting Corp lifts its ban on the Beatles.
  • 04 Mar "City Command" kidnaps four US military men at Ankara, Turkey.
  • 05 Mar The Pakistani army occupies East Pakistan.
  • 06 Mar A fire in a mental hospital at Burghölzli, Switzerland, kills 28 people.
  • 07 Mar Egypt refuses to renew the Suez ceasefire.
  • 08 Mar Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record).
  • 09 Mar J M Noreiga takes 9-95 West Indies versus India at Port-of-Spain.
  • 10 Mar US Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18.
  • 12 Mar Syrian premier Hafez Assad elected President.
  • 13 Mar Live at Fillmore East recorded
  • 14 Mar Barbra Streisand appears on The Burt Bacharach Special on CBS TV
  • 15 Mar CBS TV announces it is dropping Ed Sullivan Show
  • 16 Mar KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting
  • 17 Mar Edward Henry of Morristown, New Jersey, is first person to win US$1 million in a State lottery.
  • 18 Mar In Peru a landslide crashes into Lake Yanahuani, killing 200 at the mining camp of Chungar.
  • 19 Mar Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in one half.
  • 20 Mar Boston Bruins win 13th straight NHL game.
  • 21 Mar Vermont seasonal snowfall totals 132.2 10892
  • 23 Mar General Alejandro Lanusse of Argentina takes power in a military coup.
  • 25 Mar Boston Patriots become New England Patriots.
  • 26 Mar Benny Hill Show tops TV ratings
  • 27 Mar East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) independence is repeatedly declared by Army Major (later President of Bangladesh) Ziaur Rahman on behalf of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from Kalurghat Radio Station, Chittagong.
  • 28 Mar 25th Tony Awards: Sleuth and Company win.
  • 29 Mar Royal Albert Hall opens
  • 31 Mar William Calley sentenced to life for Mi Lai Massacre
  • 01 Apr US / Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere
  • 02 Apr Sci-fi soap opera Dark Shadows concludes an almost 5 year run
  • 03 Apr Joseph Valachi, American gangster (Born 1904)
  • 04 Apr Follies opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 524 performances
  • 05 Apr Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole
  • 07 Apr President Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam.
  • 08 Apr First legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York).
  • 09 Apr Charles Manson is sentenced to death in 1972, the sentence for all California Death Row inmates is commuted to life imprisonment.
  • 10 Apr US table tennis team arrives in China PR
  • 11 Apr Johnny Johnson opens / closes at Edison Theater NYC for 1 performance
  • 12 Apr Palestinians retreat from Amman to the north of Jordan.
  • 14 Apr Fort Point, San Francisco dedicated as a national historic site.
  • 15 Apr 70, Girls, 70 opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 35 performances
  • 17 Apr Egypt, Libya and Syria form federation (Federation of Arab Republics).
  • 18 Apr Gavaskar makes 220 in second inning versus West Indies after 124 in first.
  • 19 Apr Charles Manson is sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders.
  • 20 Apr US Supreme Court upholds use of bussing to achieve racial desegregation.
  • 21 Apr Original Codex Reguis (with Edda-liederen) returns to Iceland.
  • 22 Apr Soyuz 10 launched
  • 23 Apr Soyuz 10 launched; Cosmonauts become 1st in Salyut 1 space station
  • 24 Apr Frank Merriwell opens / closes at Longacre Theater NYC for 1 performance
  • 25 Apr US canal rights in Nicaragua and rights to Corn Islands expire.
  • 26 Apr Turkey state of siege proclaimed.
  • 27 Apr Curt Flood resigns from Washington Senators after 13 games and departs for Denmark.
  • 28 Apr Samuel Lee Gravely Jr becomes 1st black Admiral in US Navy
  • 29 Apr Bill Graham closes down Fillmore and Fillmore East
  • 30 Apr 25th NBA Championship: Milwaukee Bucks beat Baltimore Bullets in four games.
  • 01 May Amtrak Railroad begins operation
  • 02 May Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.
  • 03 May All Things Considered premieres on 112 National Public Radio stations
  • 05 May Earl of Ruston opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 06 May The Ceylon government begins a major offensive against the People's Liberation Front.
  • 08 May Earl of Ruston closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 09 May 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman and Jean Stapleton
  • 10 May US special delivery rates go from 45 cents to 60 cents
  • 12 May Rolling Stone Mick Jagger weds Bianca Macias at St. Tropez Town Hall
  • 13 May Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane seriously injured in a car accident
  • 15 May 70, Girls, 70 closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 35 performances
  • 16 May 1st class postage now costs 8 cents (was 6 cents)
  • 17 May Washington State bans sex discrimination.
  • 18 May Vampire rapist Wayne Bodens last victim found
  • 19 May USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • 20 May Pentagon reports blacks constitute 11% of US soldiers in SE Asia
  • 21 May Chelsea wins 11th Europe Cup II in Athens, Greece.
  • 22 May An earthquake lasting 20 seconds destroys most of Bingöl, Turkey ampndash more than 1,000 are killed, 10,000 made homeless.
  • 23 May Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale.
  • 24 May A commuter bus plunges into Panam� Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard.
  • 27 May UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship.
  • 28 May Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album Ram
  • 29 May Court Room by Clarence Carter hits #61
  • 30 May US Mariner 9 launched (first satellite to orbit Mars).
  • 31 May WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01 Jun Vietnam War: Vietnam Veterans for a Just Peace, claiming to represent the majority of U.S. veterans who served in Southeast Asia, speak against war protests.
  • 02 Jun Ajax wins 16th Europe Cup 1
  • 03 Jun Chicago Cubs' Ken Holtzman second no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 1-0.
  • 04 Jun J Luns appointed Secretary General of NATO
  • 05 Jun 103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6
  • 06 Jun Ed Sullivan Show last broadcasts on CBS-TV
  • 07 Jun Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes first transfer to orbiting Salyut.
  • 08 Jun North Vietnam demands US end aid to South Vietnam
  • 09 Jun Abdul Zahir appointed Premier of Afghanistan
  • 10 Jun 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling shalloon
  • 11 Jun US ends ban on China trade
  • 12 Jun Tricia Nixon and Edward F Cox marry at White House.
  • 13 Jun 17th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
  • 14 Jun Norway begins oil production in the North Sea.
  • 15 Jun Vernon E Jordan Jr appointed executive director of National Urban League.
  • 16 Jun Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
  • 17 Jun At 11:13 AM, Disneyland welcomes its 100-millionth guest, Valerie Suldo of New Jersey.
  • 18 Jun Southwest Airlines, a low cost carrier, begins its first flights between Dallas, Houston, And San Antonio.
  • 19 Jun Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus, Georgia, USA, for racial disturbance.
  • 20 Jun Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Heritage Golf Open
  • 21 Jun 50,000 attend Celebration of Life rock concert in McCrea, Louisiana
  • 23 Jun Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
  • 25 Jun Madagascar accuses the U.S. of being connected to the plot to oust the current government the U.S. recalls its ambassador.
  • 26 Jun Angels suspend Alex Johnson (after 5 benchings & 29 fines)
  • 27 Jun Concert promoter Bill Graham closes the legendary Fillmore East, which first opened on 2nd Avenue (between 5th and 6th Streets) in New York City on March 8, 1968.
  • 28 Jun Fillmore East closes
  • 29 Jun Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards sentenced on drug offense
  • 30 Jun Biesheuvel government forms
  • 01 Jul British and Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands
  • 02 Jul 78th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats M Smith (64 61)
  • 03 Jul 85th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: J Newcombe beats S Smith (63 57 26 64 64)
  • 04 Jul Michael S. Hart posts the first e-book, a copy of the United States Declaration of Independence, on the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign's mainframe computer, the origin of Project Gutenberg..
  • 05 Jul US 26th amendment certified (reduces voting age to 18).
  • 06 Jul Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda sworn in as President for Life of Malawi
  • 09 Jul Henry Kissinger visits China PR
  • 10 Jul 100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale
  • 11 Jul Chilean parliament nationalizes US copper mines
  • 12 Jul Juan Corona, indicted for 25 murders
  • 13 Jul 42nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-4 at Tiger Stadium, Detroit
  • 14 Jul Libya severs its diplomatic ties with Morocco.
  • 15 Jul US President Richard Nixon announces he would visit People's Republic of China.
  • 16 Jul Franco points Prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain
  • 17 Jul Kathy Whitworth / Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship
  • 18 Jul Eddy Merckx wins his 3rd Tour de France
  • 19 Jul Sudan military coup under maj Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees
  • 20 Jul The Soviet Union says it will support the People's Republic of China's admission to the United Nations
  • 22 Jul Sudan military counter coup under Premier Numeiry
  • 24 Jul WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 25 Jul July 30 ampndash Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli records in Munich two Debussy works for Deutsche Grammophon it's his fifth recording.
  • 26 Jul Apollo 15 launched (Scott & Irwin) to 4th manned landing on Moon
  • 28 Jul Dutch ends censorship of Blue Movie
  • 29 Jul The United Kingdom opts out of the Space Race, with the cancellation of its Black Arrow launch vehicle.
  • 30 Jul 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)
  • 31 Jul Deventer Soccer team Go Ahead Eagles forms
  • 01 Aug Bangladesh refugee concert with George Harrison
  • 02 Aug JCPenney debuts its trademark Helvetica wordmark which has been used ever since.
  • 03 Aug Paul McCartney announces the formation of his group Wings.
  • 04 Aug US launches first satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft.
  • 05 Aug WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Aug A lunar eclipse lasting 1 hour, 40 minutes, and 4 seconds is observed.
  • 07 Aug Apollo 15 returns to Earth.
  • 08 Aug Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
  • 09 Aug The Troubles: The British security forces in Northern Ireland launch Operation Demetrius. Hundreds of people are arrested and interned, thousands are displaced, and twenty are killed in the violence that follows.
  • 10 Aug 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research
  • 11 Aug Construction begins on Louisiana Superdome
  • 12 Aug Syriam President Assad drops diplomatic relations with Jordan
  • 13 Aug Paul and Linda McCartney release Back Seat of My Car
  • 14 Aug Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0
  • 15 Aug Bahrain gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 18 Aug Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.
  • 19 Aug August 22 ampndash A right-wing coup ignites a rebellion in Bolivia. Miners and students join troops to support president Juan Jose Torres, but eventually Hugo Banzer takes over.
  • 20 Aug FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr.
  • 21 Aug A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.
  • 22 Aug Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, President Torres driven out
  • 23 Aug WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 24 Aug India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms
  • 26 Aug Dutch Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia
  • 27 Aug An attempted coup fails in the African nation of Chad. The Government of Chad accuses Egypt of playing a role in the attempt and breaks off diplomatic relations.
  • 30 Aug WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 31 Aug Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30)
  • 01 Sep John Newcombe is 1st top-seed man to lose in 1st round of US Open
  • 02 Sep Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches
  • 03 Sep John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return
  • 04 Sep Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, kills 109 (Alaska).
  • 05 Sep Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win
  • 08 Sep 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 1,000 convicts riot and seize Attica, New York prison
  • 10 Sep KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 11 Sep 2 by 2 closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 343 performances
  • 12 Sep 85th US Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals (64 76)
  • 13 Sep WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 14 Sep Cleveland Indians and Washingston Senators, play 20 innings
  • 15 Sep 1st broadcast of Columbo on NBC-TV
  • 16 Sep West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with soviet President Brezhnev
  • 19 Sep 2nd NYC Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54
  • 21 Sep Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar join the United Nations.
  • 23 Sep John Vermeers painting The liefdesbrief stolen
  • 24 Sep 90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying
  • 26 Sep Jim Palmer is 4th Oriole to win at least 20 games this season
  • 27 Sep October 11 ampndash Japanese Emperor Hirohito travels abroad.
  • 28 Sep Budapest in 1956 to escape treason charges, ends exile and flies to Rome
  • 29 Sep McMillan & Wife, debuts on NBC-TV
  • 30 Sep 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.
  • 01 Oct Joseph Luns becomes Secretary General of NATO
  • 02 Oct Homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race.
  • 03 Oct Billie Jean King becomes first female athlete to win $100,000.
  • 04 Oct KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Oct Disney World opens in Orlando
  • 08 Oct John Lennon releases his megahit Imagine
  • 09 Oct Japans Emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands
  • 10 Oct 5th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Pride wins
  • 11 Oct 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
  • 12 Oct Jesus Christ Superstar opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 711 performances
  • 13 Oct 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
  • 14 Oct John andYoko appear on Dick Cavett Show
  • 15 Oct The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.
  • 16 Oct Amphitheater in McLaren Park is dedicated in San Francisco, California.
  • 17 Oct Judy Rankin wins LPGA Quality-First Golf Classic
  • 18 Oct In New York City, the Knapp Commission begins public hearings on police corruption.
  • 19 Oct Last issue of Look magazine is published
  • 20 Oct West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 21 Oct To Live Another Summer opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 173 performances
  • 23 Oct WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida (ABC) begins
  • 24 Oct Texas Stadium opens - Dallas Cowboys beat New England Patriots 44-21.
  • 25 Oct Belgium and China PR establish diplomatic relations
  • 26 Oct UN votes to replace Taiwan with China
  • 27 Oct Steve Garvey weds Cynthia Truhan
  • 28 Oct John andYoko record Happy Xmas (War is Over) in New York City
  • 29 Oct 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 Rev. Ian Paisley's Democratic Unionist Party is founded in Northern Ireland.
  • 31 Oct On the Town opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 01 Nov Eisenhower dollar put into circulation
  • 02 Nov Great Harp opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 03 Nov Play Misty For Me premieres
  • 05 Nov Bolivia passes death penalty for political kidnapping
  • 06 Nov Great Harp closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 09 Nov John List kills family and moves to Colorado
  • 10 Nov Joe Torre wins NL MVP, Vida Blue wins AL MVP
  • 11 Nov Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15
  • 12 Nov 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 Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet (Mars)
  • 14 Nov Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria
  • 15 Nov Intel advertises 4004-processor
  • 19 Nov Ft Wilderness opens
  • 20 Nov 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 Richard Baker becomes teacher of SF Zen Center
  • 22 Nov Only Fools Are Sad opens at Edison Theater NYC for 144 performances
  • 23 Nov Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement
  • 24 Nov Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 25 Nov Dan Cooper jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington
  • 27 Nov Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • 28 Nov Me Nobody Knows closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 587 performances
  • 30 Nov Iran seizes the Greater and Lesser Tunbs from the United Arab Emirates.
  • 01 Dec 2 Gentlemen of Verona opens at St. James Theater NYC for 613 performances
  • 02 Dec United Arab Emirates, (Trucial States) declares independence from the UK
  • 03 Dec Miss Teenage America Pageant
  • 04 Dec The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be noted in the Deep Purple song ''Smoke on the Water''.
  • 05 Dec KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 06 Dec Lewis Franklin Powell confirmed as Supreme Court Justice
  • 07 Dec Wild andWonderful opens / closes at Lyceum Theater, New York City
  • 08 Dec U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the 7th Fleet to move towards the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean.
  • 09 Dec Ralph J Bunche, United Nations delegate/Nobel Prize winner, dies at age 67 in New York City, New York.
  • 10 Dec West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel Prize of Peace.
  • 11 Dec Nihat Erim forms the new government of Turkey (34th government, Nihat Erim had served two times as a prime minister)
  • 13 Dec John Sinclair (sentence: 10 yrs, sold 2 marijuana joints) is freed
  • 14 Dec Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure
  • 16 Dec Bangladesh War of Independence and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan army brings an end to both conflicts.
  • 17 Dec Diamonds are Forever premieres in US
  • 18 Dec 1st Candlelight Processional
  • 19 Dec Inner City opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • 20 Dec Roy Oliver Disney, co-founder of Walt Disney Company, dies of a massive brain hemorrhage, at age 78.
  • 22 Dec KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks / College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 24 Dec Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke (found ten days later).
  • 25 Dec Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) form Jesse Jackson
  • 28 Dec Hasj falls from now on under (neath) the Opiumwet
  • 29 Dec The United Kingdom gives up its military bases in Malta.
  • 30 Dec Long Island NHL franchise purchased (New York Islanders).
  • 31 Dec KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting