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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Oscar

Oscar Winners

All Academy Awards Prize winners of the 44th edition of the Oscar ceremony


Best picture

The French Connection

The French Connection

The French Connection

Directed by: William Friedkin

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

Country: United States of America

Best director

William Friedkin

The French Connection

The French Connection

Directed by: William Friedkin

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

Country: United States of America

Best actor

Gene Hackman

The French Connection

The French Connection

Directed by: William Friedkin

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

Country: United States of America

Best actress

Jane Fonda

Klute

Klute

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, Roy Scheider

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actor

Ben Johnson

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

Best supporting actress

Cloris Leachman

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

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Time Person of the Year

Who was the person of the year of 1971?


Richard Nixon
Nixon was President of the United States from 1969 to 1974.

Books

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

The Bell Jar

By:

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 Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

The Female Eunuch

By:

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 New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh

The New Centurions

By:

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

The Greening Of America by Charles Reich

The Greening Of America

By:

The 25th Anniversary of the Groundbreaking Classic. "If there was any doubt about the need for social transformation in 1970, that need is clear and urgent today....I

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist

By:

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 …

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

All Nobel Prize winners of 1971


Peace Prize

  • Willy Brandt

Literature

  • Pablo Neruda

Physics

  • Dennis Gabor

Economic Sciences

  • Simon Kuznets

Chemistry

  • Gerhard Herzberg

Physiology or Medicine

  • Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr.

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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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

Popular names

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

world population

World Population

Demographic statistics of the year 1971


Population statistics

  • Total population: 3.8 billion (3,775,759,617 to be precise!)
  • Urban population: 1.4 billion, that is 37.0% of the total population of 1971 lives in cities
  • Yearly change: +75.5 million, corresponding to a percentage increase of +2.04%
  • Average density: 25.0 persons per km2
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1971?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1971 Cigarette advertisements are banned on American television.
  • 02 Jan 1971 The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic football match
  • 03 Jan 1971 Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game.
  • 04 Jan 1971 Ohio agrees to pay US$675,000 to relatives of Kent State prison victims.
  • 05 Jan 1971 1st one-day international, Australia vs. England at the MCG
  • 06 Jan 1971 Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate.
  • 07 Jan 1971 -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C), Hawley Lake, Arizona (state record).
  • 08 Jan 1971 Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota established.
  • 09 Jan 1971 Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen closes at Majestic NYC after 19 performances
  • 10 Jan 1971 Light, Lively & Yiddish closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 11 Jan 1971 1st Quickie Divorce granted in the UK
  • 12 Jan 1971 All in the Family premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
  • 13 Jan 1971 Soon closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 14 Jan 1971 John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs.
  • 15 Jan 1971 Ari opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances
  • 16 Jan 1971 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7).
  • 17 Jan 1971 Super Bowl V: Baltimore Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami, Florida; Most Valuable Player: Chuck Howley, Dallas, Linebacker.
  • 18 Jan 1971 Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in New York, to become WWF champ.
  • 19 Jan 1971 No, No Nanette opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 861 performances
  • 20 Jan 1971 Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8).
  • 21 Jan 1971 Alias Smith & Jones premieres on ABC TV
  • 22 Jan 1971 John andYoko record Power to the People
  • 23 Jan 1971 UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row
  • 24 Jan 1971 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-6 (first Pro Bowl after NFL-AFL merger).
  • 25 Jan 1971 WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 26 Jan 1971 Charles Manson convicted of murder
  • 29 Jan 1971 Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, versus England at Adelaide.
  • 30 Jan 1971 Ari closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 19 performances
  • 31 Jan 1971 & Dave Bancroft and George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 02 Feb 1971 Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
  • 03 Feb 1971 KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 04 Feb 1971 Apollo 14 lander Antares lands on Moon (Shepard & Mitchell)
  • 05 Feb 1971 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 1971 First time a golf ball is hit on the Moon (by Alan Shepard).
  • 07 Feb 1971 Swiss men accept female suffrage
  • 08 Feb 1971 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 1971 Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
  • 10 Feb 1971 Bill White becomes 1st black baseball announcer (New York Yankees)
  • 11 Feb 1971 Montreal Canadiens' John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal.
  • 13 Feb 1971 Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.
  • 14 Feb 1971 Movie Ben Hur 1st shown on television
  • 15 Feb 1971 The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
  • 16 Feb 1971 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 1971 Paul McCartney releases Another Day in the UK
  • 20 Feb 1971 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 1971 Series of tornadoes cuts through Mississippi and Louisiana killing 117.
  • 22 Feb 1971 Lieutenant General Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria.
  • 23 Feb 1971 Boston Bruins begin 13 NHL game win streak
  • 24 Feb 1971 Algeria nationalizes French oil companies.
  • 25 Feb 1971 Oh! Calcutta! opens at Belasco Theater in New York City for 1,316 performances.
  • 26 Feb 1971 U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
  • 28 Feb 1971 53rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA National. Jack Nicklaus wins his 2nd golf grand slam.
  • 01 Mar 1971 Clandestine Radio Deutsche Reich (Germany) begins transmitting on FM
  • 03 Mar 1971 South African Broadcasting Corp lifts its ban on the Beatles.
  • 04 Mar 1971 "City Command" kidnaps four US military men at Ankara, Turkey.
  • 05 Mar 1971 The Pakistani army occupies East Pakistan.
  • 06 Mar 1971 A fire in a mental hospital at Burghölzli, Switzerland, kills 28 people.
  • 07 Mar 1971 Egypt refuses to renew the Suez ceasefire.
  • 08 Mar 1971 Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record).
  • 09 Mar 1971 J M Noreiga takes 9-95 West Indies versus India at Port-of-Spain.
  • 10 Mar 1971 US Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18.
  • 12 Mar 1971 Syrian premier Hafez Assad elected President.
  • 13 Mar 1971 Live at Fillmore East recorded
  • 14 Mar 1971 Barbra Streisand appears on The Burt Bacharach Special on CBS TV
  • 15 Mar 1971 CBS TV announces it is dropping Ed Sullivan Show
  • 16 Mar 1971 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting
  • 17 Mar 1971 Edward Henry of Morristown, New Jersey, is first person to win US$1 million in a State lottery.
  • 18 Mar 1971 In Peru a landslide crashes into Lake Yanahuani, killing 200 at the mining camp of Chungar.
  • 19 Mar 1971 Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in one half.
  • 20 Mar 1971 Boston Bruins win 13th straight NHL game.
  • 21 Mar 1971 Vermont seasonal snowfall totals 132.2 10892
  • 23 Mar 1971 General Alejandro Lanusse of Argentina takes power in a military coup.
  • 25 Mar 1971 Boston Patriots become New England Patriots.
  • 26 Mar 1971 Benny Hill Show tops TV ratings
  • 27 Mar 1971 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 1971 25th Tony Awards: Sleuth and Company win.
  • 29 Mar 1971 Royal Albert Hall opens
  • 31 Mar 1971 William Calley sentenced to life for Mi Lai Massacre
  • 01 Apr 1971 US / Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere
  • 02 Apr 1971 Sci-fi soap opera Dark Shadows concludes an almost 5 year run
  • 03 Apr 1971 Joseph Valachi, American gangster (Born 1904)
  • 04 Apr 1971 Follies opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 524 performances
  • 05 Apr 1971 Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole
  • 07 Apr 1971 President Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam.
  • 08 Apr 1971 First legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York).
  • 09 Apr 1971 Charles Manson is sentenced to death in 1972, the sentence for all California Death Row inmates is commuted to life imprisonment.
  • 10 Apr 1971 US table tennis team arrives in China PR
  • 11 Apr 1971 Johnny Johnson opens / closes at Edison Theater NYC for 1 performance
  • 12 Apr 1971 Palestinians retreat from Amman to the north of Jordan.
  • 14 Apr 1971 Fort Point, San Francisco dedicated as a national historic site.
  • 15 Apr 1971 70, Girls, 70 opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 35 performances
  • 17 Apr 1971 Egypt, Libya and Syria form federation (Federation of Arab Republics).
  • 18 Apr 1971 Gavaskar makes 220 in second inning versus West Indies after 124 in first.
  • 19 Apr 1971 Charles Manson is sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders.
  • 20 Apr 1971 US Supreme Court upholds use of bussing to achieve racial desegregation.
  • 21 Apr 1971 Original Codex Reguis (with Edda-liederen) returns to Iceland.
  • 22 Apr 1971 Soyuz 10 launched
  • 23 Apr 1971 Soyuz 10 launched; Cosmonauts become 1st in Salyut 1 space station
  • 24 Apr 1971 Frank Merriwell opens / closes at Longacre Theater NYC for 1 performance
  • 25 Apr 1971 US canal rights in Nicaragua and rights to Corn Islands expire.
  • 26 Apr 1971 Turkey state of siege proclaimed.
  • 27 Apr 1971 Curt Flood resigns from Washington Senators after 13 games and departs for Denmark.
  • 28 Apr 1971 Samuel Lee Gravely Jr becomes 1st black Admiral in US Navy
  • 29 Apr 1971 Bill Graham closes down Fillmore and Fillmore East
  • 30 Apr 1971 25th NBA Championship: Milwaukee Bucks beat Baltimore Bullets in four games.
  • 01 May 1971 Amtrak Railroad begins operation
  • 02 May 1971 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.
  • 03 May 1971 All Things Considered premieres on 112 National Public Radio stations
  • 05 May 1971 Earl of Ruston opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 06 May 1971 The Ceylon government begins a major offensive against the People's Liberation Front.
  • 08 May 1971 Earl of Ruston closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 09 May 1971 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman and Jean Stapleton
  • 10 May 1971 US special delivery rates go from 45 cents to 60 cents
  • 12 May 1971 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger weds Bianca Macias at St. Tropez Town Hall
  • 13 May 1971 Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane seriously injured in a car accident
  • 15 May 1971 70, Girls, 70 closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 35 performances
  • 16 May 1971 1st class postage now costs 8 cents (was 6 cents)
  • 17 May 1971 Washington State bans sex discrimination.
  • 18 May 1971 Vampire rapist Wayne Bodens last victim found
  • 19 May 1971 USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • 20 May 1971 Pentagon reports blacks constitute 11% of US soldiers in SE Asia
  • 21 May 1971 Chelsea wins 11th Europe Cup II in Athens, Greece.
  • 22 May 1971 An earthquake lasting 20 seconds destroys most of Bingöl, Turkey ampndash more than 1,000 are killed, 10,000 made homeless.
  • 23 May 1971 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale.
  • 24 May 1971 A commuter bus plunges into Panam� Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard.
  • 27 May 1971 UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship.
  • 28 May 1971 Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album Ram
  • 29 May 1971 Court Room by Clarence Carter hits #61
  • 30 May 1971 US Mariner 9 launched (first satellite to orbit Mars).
  • 31 May 1971 WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01 Jun 1971 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 1971 Ajax wins 16th Europe Cup 1
  • 03 Jun 1971 Chicago Cubs' Ken Holtzman second no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 1-0.
  • 04 Jun 1971 J Luns appointed Secretary General of NATO
  • 05 Jun 1971 103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6
  • 06 Jun 1971 Ed Sullivan Show last broadcasts on CBS-TV
  • 07 Jun 1971 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes first transfer to orbiting Salyut.
  • 08 Jun 1971 North Vietnam demands US end aid to South Vietnam
  • 09 Jun 1971 Abdul Zahir appointed Premier of Afghanistan
  • 10 Jun 1971 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling shalloon
  • 11 Jun 1971 US ends ban on China trade
  • 12 Jun 1971 Tricia Nixon and Edward F Cox marry at White House.
  • 13 Jun 1971 17th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
  • 14 Jun 1971 Norway begins oil production in the North Sea.
  • 15 Jun 1971 Vernon E Jordan Jr appointed executive director of National Urban League.
  • 16 Jun 1971 Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
  • 17 Jun 1971 At 11:13 AM, Disneyland welcomes its 100-millionth guest, Valerie Suldo of New Jersey.
  • 18 Jun 1971 Southwest Airlines, a low cost carrier, begins its first flights between Dallas, Houston, And San Antonio.
  • 19 Jun 1971 Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus, Georgia, USA, for racial disturbance.
  • 20 Jun 1971 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Heritage Golf Open
  • 21 Jun 1971 50,000 attend Celebration of Life rock concert in McCrea, Louisiana
  • 23 Jun 1971 Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
  • 25 Jun 1971 Madagascar accuses the U.S. of being connected to the plot to oust the current government the U.S. recalls its ambassador.
  • 26 Jun 1971 Angels suspend Alex Johnson (after 5 benchings & 29 fines)
  • 27 Jun 1971 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 1971 Fillmore East closes
  • 29 Jun 1971 Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards sentenced on drug offense
  • 30 Jun 1971 Biesheuvel government forms
  • 01 Jul 1971 British and Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands
  • 02 Jul 1971 78th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats M Smith (64 61)
  • 03 Jul 1971 85th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: J Newcombe beats S Smith (63 57 26 64 64)
  • 04 Jul 1971 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 1971 US 26th amendment certified (reduces voting age to 18).
  • 06 Jul 1971 Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda sworn in as President for Life of Malawi
  • 09 Jul 1971 Henry Kissinger visits China PR
  • 10 Jul 1971 100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale
  • 11 Jul 1971 Chilean parliament nationalizes US copper mines
  • 12 Jul 1971 Juan Corona, indicted for 25 murders
  • 13 Jul 1971 42nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-4 at Tiger Stadium, Detroit
  • 14 Jul 1971 Libya severs its diplomatic ties with Morocco.
  • 15 Jul 1971 US President Richard Nixon announces he would visit People's Republic of China.
  • 16 Jul 1971 Franco points Prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain
  • 17 Jul 1971 Kathy Whitworth / Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship
  • 18 Jul 1971 Eddy Merckx wins his 3rd Tour de France
  • 19 Jul 1971 Sudan military coup under maj Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees
  • 20 Jul 1971 The Soviet Union says it will support the People's Republic of China's admission to the United Nations
  • 22 Jul 1971 Sudan military counter coup under Premier Numeiry
  • 24 Jul 1971 WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 25 Jul 1971 July 30 ampndash Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli records in Munich two Debussy works for Deutsche Grammophon it's his fifth recording.
  • 26 Jul 1971 Apollo 15 launched (Scott & Irwin) to 4th manned landing on Moon
  • 28 Jul 1971 Dutch ends censorship of Blue Movie
  • 29 Jul 1971 The United Kingdom opts out of the Space Race, with the cancellation of its Black Arrow launch vehicle.
  • 30 Jul 1971 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)
  • 31 Jul 1971 Deventer Soccer team Go Ahead Eagles forms
  • 01 Aug 1971 Bangladesh refugee concert with George Harrison
  • 02 Aug 1971 JCPenney debuts its trademark Helvetica wordmark which has been used ever since.
  • 03 Aug 1971 Paul McCartney announces the formation of his group Wings.
  • 04 Aug 1971 US launches first satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft.
  • 05 Aug 1971 WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Aug 1971 A lunar eclipse lasting 1 hour, 40 minutes, and 4 seconds is observed.
  • 07 Aug 1971 Apollo 15 returns to Earth.
  • 08 Aug 1971 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
  • 09 Aug 1971 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 1971 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research
  • 11 Aug 1971 Construction begins on Louisiana Superdome
  • 12 Aug 1971 Syriam President Assad drops diplomatic relations with Jordan
  • 13 Aug 1971 Paul and Linda McCartney release Back Seat of My Car
  • 14 Aug 1971 Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0
  • 15 Aug 1971 Bahrain gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 18 Aug 1971 Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.
  • 19 Aug 1971 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 1971 FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr.
  • 21 Aug 1971 A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.
  • 22 Aug 1971 Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, President Torres driven out
  • 23 Aug 1971 WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 24 Aug 1971 India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms
  • 26 Aug 1971 Dutch Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia
  • 27 Aug 1971 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 1971 WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 31 Aug 1971 Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30)
  • 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 (64 76)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 (Mars)
  • 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.
  • 01 Dec 1971 2 Gentlemen of Verona opens at St. James Theater NYC for 613 performances
  • 02 Dec 1971 United Arab Emirates, (Trucial States) declares independence from the UK
  • 03 Dec 1971 Miss Teenage America Pageant
  • 04 Dec 1971 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 1971 KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 06 Dec 1971 Lewis Franklin Powell confirmed as Supreme Court Justice
  • 07 Dec 1971 Wild andWonderful opens / closes at Lyceum Theater, New York City
  • 08 Dec 1971 U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the 7th Fleet to move towards the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean.
  • 09 Dec 1971 Ralph J Bunche, United Nations delegate/Nobel Prize winner, dies at age 67 in New York City, New York.
  • 10 Dec 1971 West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel Prize of Peace.
  • 11 Dec 1971 Nihat Erim forms the new government of Turkey (34th government, Nihat Erim had served two times as a prime minister)
  • 13 Dec 1971 John Sinclair (sentence: 10 yrs, sold 2 marijuana joints) is freed
  • 14 Dec 1971 Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure
  • 16 Dec 1971 Bangladesh War of Independence and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan army brings an end to both conflicts.
  • 17 Dec 1971 Diamonds are Forever premieres in US
  • 18 Dec 1971 1st Candlelight Processional
  • 19 Dec 1971 Inner City opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • 20 Dec 1971 Roy Oliver Disney, co-founder of Walt Disney Company, dies of a massive brain hemorrhage, at age 78.
  • 22 Dec 1971 KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks / College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 24 Dec 1971 Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke (found ten days later).
  • 25 Dec 1971 Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) form Jesse Jackson
  • 28 Dec 1971 Hasj falls from now on under (neath) the Opiumwet
  • 29 Dec 1971 The United Kingdom gives up its military bases in Malta.
  • 30 Dec 1971 Long Island NHL franchise purchased (New York Islanders).
  • 31 Dec 1971 KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting