What Happened in 1971 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 724

  • May 21 Chelsea win 11th European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid 2-1 in Athens (replay)
  • May 21 National Guard mobilizes to quell riot in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • May 22 A British soldier is killed by members of the Official Irish Republican Army in Belfast
  • May 23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale
  • May 23 Rock group Iron Butterfly disbands
  • May 24 A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard
  • May 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 25 The Provisional Irish Republican Army throw a time bomb into Springfield Road British Army base in Belfast, killing British Army Sergeant Michael Willetts and wounding seven officers
  • May 27 23rd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 13-11
  • May 27 UCLA defeats Florida State 81-76 to win the NCAA basketball championship
  • May 27 24th Cannes Film Festival: "The Go-Between" directed by Joseph Losey wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Music releaseAlbum Release

May 28 Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • May 28 USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
  • May 29 Court Room by Clarence Carter hits #61
  • May 29 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:10:11.545 (253.850 km/h)
  • May 30 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; drunk LSD apple juice
  • May 30 Train crash at Duivendrecht, Netherlands, 5 die
  • May 30 US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 30 Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • May 31 WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 1 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" opens at Golden NYC for 31 performances
  • Jun 1 Ed Sullivan's final TV show on CBS
  • Jun 2 15th European Cup: Ajax beats Panathinaikos 2-0 at London
  • Jun 3 Chic Cub Ken Holtzman 2nd no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 1-0
  • Jun 3 Test Cricket debut of Imran Khan, v Englandl at Edgbaston (5, 0-36, 0-19)
  • Jun 4 J Luns appointed secretary-general of NATO
  • Jun 4 Oakland A's beat Wash Senators, 5-3, in 21 innings
  • Jun 4 Zaheer Abbas scores Cricket 274 at Edgbaston, 544 minutes 38 fours
  • Jun 5 103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6
  • Jun 6 "Ed Sullivan Show" last broadcasts on CBS-TV
  • Jun 6 Air West filght 706 collides with Navy Phantom jet over LA, 50 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 John Lennon and Yoko Ono unannounced appearance at Fillmore East in NYC

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Jun 6 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jun 6 Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station
  • Jun 6 WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, GA (CBN) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 6 Willie Mays hits record 22nd & last extra inning HR

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 70th Men's French Open: Jan Kodes beats Ilie Năstase (8-6, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5)

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Jun 6 70th Women's French Open: Evonne Goolagong beats Helen Gourlay (6-3, 7-5)
  • Jun 7 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut space station
  • Jun 8 North Vietnam demands US end aid to South Vietnam
  • Jun 8 White Sox draft Danny Goodwin #1, he refuses to sign
  • Jun 8 General Officer Commanding the British Army Harry Tuzo, then claims that a permanent military solution to the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland could not be achieved
  • Jun 9 Abdul Zahir appointed premier of Afghanistan
  • Jun 9 Paul McCartney's album "Ram" goes gold
  • Jun 10 11 die in a train crash in Salem Ill
  • Jun 10 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling shalloon
  • Jun 11 US & Japan sign accord to return Okinawa to Japan
  • Jun 11 US ends ban on China trade

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 13 17th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jun 13 The New York Times begin publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, classified documents on the long history of the U.S. in Vietnam
  • Jun 13 In defiance of a government ban, members of the Orange Order march through the mainly Catholic town of Dungiven, County Londonderry causing a riot
  • Jun 15 Vernon E Jordan Jr, appointed exec director of National Urban League
  • Jun 16 Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
  • Jun 16 Racial disturbance in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jun 18 Social Democratic and Labour Party and Nationalist Members of Parliament refuse to attend the state opening of Stormont (North Ireland Parliament)
  • Jun 19 Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus Ga, racial disturbance
  • Jun 20 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Heritage Golf Open
  • Jun 21 50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisiana
  • Jun 21 71st US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 280 at Merion GC in Ardmore PA
  • Jun 21 Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf
  • Jun 21 Intl Court of Justice asks South-Africa to pull out of Namibia
  • Jun 22 a Pretoria court rules that the former leader of the banned Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Robert Sobukwe, will not be allowed to use his exit permit to leave South Africa for his studies in the United States.
  • Jun 23 Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
  • Jun 23 WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 Stevie Wonder releases "Where I'm Coming From"

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • Jun 26 "Man of La Mancha" closes at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC after 2329 performances
  • Jun 26 Angels suspend Alex Johnson (after 5 benchings & 29 fines)
  • Jun 26 21st Berlin International Film Festival: "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 27 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at Golden NYC after 31 performances
  • Jun 27 26th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
  • Jun 28 Rock venue Fillmore East closes in New York City
  • Jun 28 Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 HRs & no-hits Reds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 US Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Rolling Stones Mick Jagger & Keith Richards sentenced on drug offense

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Jun 30 Crew of Russian space mission Soyuz 11 found dead upon arrival on earth (only people to die in space)
  • Jun 30 Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment
  • Jul 1 Britain & Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands
  • Jul 1 Debt raised to build San Franisco's Golden Gate Bridge paid off
  • Jul 1 State of Washington becomes 1st state to ban sex discrimination
  • Jul 2 78th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats Margaret Smith (64 61)
  • Jul 2 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Jul 3 85th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Stan Smith (63 57 26 64 64)
  • Jul 4 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 5 26th amendment to the US constitution certified (reduces voting age to 18)
  • Jul 5 Simon Gray's "Butley" premieres in London
  • Jul 6 Barend Biesheuvel government forms in Netherlands
  • Jul 6 Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda sworn in as President for Life of Malawi
  • Jul 6 White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks
  • Jul 6 A member of the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) is killed in a premature explosion in County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland
  • Jul 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 8 During street disturbances, British soldiers shoot dead two Catholic civilians in Free Derry; as a result, riots erupted in the city and the Social Democratic and Labour Party withdraws from Stormont in protest

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 Henry Kissinger visits China PR

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • Jul 10 100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale
  • Jul 10 Failed assassination attempt on King Hassan II of Morocco, 101 killed
  • Jul 11 Chilean parliament nationalizes US copper mines
  • Jul 11 Jane Blalock wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • Jul 11 Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row
  • Jul 11 The Irish Republican Army set off a number of bombs in the centre of Belfast injuring a number of people
  • Jul 12 Juan Corona, indicted for 25 murders
  • Jul 13 42nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-4 at Tiger Stadium, Detroit

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,522

  • Mar 1 Austin Robbins, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, NO Saints)
  • Mar 1 Shepherd Clark, figure skater (1994, 97 Eastern Sr champ), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar 1 Tim Prinsen, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Mar 1 Tyler Hamilton, Marblehead Mass, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 1 Zahoor Elahi, cricketer (Pakistan opening batsman v NZ 1996)
  • Mar 2 Amber Smith, actress (Faithful, Funeral, Mirror Has 2 Faces), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Mar 2 Donna Perry, playmate (Nov, 1994), born in Glendale, California
  • Mar 2 James Hammerstrand, LaMesa California, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-96)
  • Mar 2 Ray Hall, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Mar 2 Ruffin Hamilton, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 2 Dave Gorman, English documentary comedian
  • Mar 2 Elizabeth Lackey, American actress
  • Mar 3 Terryl Ulmer, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 3 Tyler Florence, chef, Food Network personality, & cookbook author
  • Mar 4 Edwin van Holten, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • Mar 4 Jovan Stanković, Serbian footballer
  • Mar 4 Shavar Ross, American actor-turned film director, writer, film producer and editor
  • Mar 4 Nick Stabile, American actor
  • Mar 5 Amy Peistrup-Matthews, Arlington Hgts Ill, WPVA (Old Orchard-17-1995)
  • Mar 5 Brian Hunter, Portland OR, outfielder (Houston Astros)
  • Mar 5 Chad Fonville, Jacksonville NC, infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • Mar 5 James Roberson, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 5 Jose Mercedes, El Seybo Dom Rep, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Mar 5 Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
  • Mar 5 Yuri Lowenthal, American actor/author/painter
  • Mar 5 Filip Meirhaeghe, Belgian mountainbiker
  • Mar 6 Darrick Martin, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Mar 6 Roger Salkeld, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Burbank, California
  • Mar 6 Sean Morley, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 7 Alison Herst, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 7 Peter Sarsgaard, American actor
  • Mar 7 Matthew Vaughn, British producer and director
  • Mar 8 Bob Boughner, Windsor, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Mar 8 Marc Tobert, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Mar 8 Kit Symons, Welsh footballer
  • Mar 9 Bev Oden, Millington Tenn, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 9 Emmanuel Lewis, American actor (Webster), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 9 Jiro Nihei, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
  • Mar 9 Lou Benfatti, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets)
  • Mar 9 Sean Holcomb, NFL linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • Mar 9 Diego Torres, Argentine singer
  • Mar 10 Frank Habermann, WLAF defensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 10 Morris Unutoa, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Mar 10 Shad Williams, pitcher (California Angels), born in Fresno, California
  • Mar 10 Steve Arnold, British racing driver

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 10 Jon Hamm, American actor (Mad Men - Don Draper), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Actor Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
  • Mar 11 Bob Kronenberg, WLAF corner (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 11 Jiri Vykoukai, Olomouc CZ, hockey player (Team Czech Rep, Oly-gold-98)
  • Mar 11 Marta Lovera Parquet, Miss Universe-Paraguay (1996)
  • Mar 11 Martin Rucinsky, Most Cze, NHL left wing (Canadiens, Oly-Gold-1998)
  • Mar 11 Johnny Knoxville, American television personality
  • Mar 12 Greg Hansell, Bellflower CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • Mar 12 Isaiah Rider, NBA guard/forward (Minn Timberwolves, Port Trailblazers)
  • Mar 12 Raul Mondesi, MLB outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • Mar 13 Curtis Conway, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 13 Li Chen, Changsha China, tennis star (1995 Futures-Austin TX)
  • Mar 13 Paul Henderson, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 13 Ralf Kleinmann, WLAF kicker/punter (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Mar 13 Robert Samuels, cricketer (West Indies Test opening batsman v NZ 1996)
  • Mar 13 Ryan Hayden, 400m hurdler, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Mar 13 Tony Vinson, NFL running back (Atl Falcons, Lon Monarchs, Balt Ravens)
  • Mar 13 Tracy Wells, actress (Heather-Mr Belvedere)
  • Mar 13 Annabeth Gish, American actress
  • Mar 13 Robert Lanham, American author and satirist
  • Mar 14 Ernie Brown, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Mar 15 Patrick Reidy, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mar 15 Reyna Royo, Miss Universe-Panama (1996)
  • Mar 15 Penny Lancaster, English model
  • Mar 16 Brett Carolan, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 16 Eric Ravotti, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 16 Alan Tudyk, American actor
  • Mar 17 Katrina Colleton, WNBA guard/forward (LA Sparks)
  • Mar 17 Tommy Thigpen, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Mar 17 Bill Mueller, American baseball player
  • Mar 18 Mariaan de Swardt, Johannesburg, tennis star (1996 3rd round Aust))
  • Mar 19 Cory Fleming, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 19 Dalton James, actor (My Father the Hero, Mark-Beverly Hills 90201)
  • Mar 19 Kirk Botkin, NFL tight end (NO Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 19 Louie Debrusk, Cambridge, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Mar 19 Marty Moore, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • Mar 19 Taase Faumui, NFL defensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 19 Whitney Hedgepeth, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympics-2 silver-96)
  • Mar 19 Nadja Auermann, German supermodel
  • Mar 19 Sébastien Godefroid, Belgian sailor
  • Mar 20 Janis Kelly, Winnipeg Manitoba, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 20 Manny Alexander, Dominican Republic, infielder (Baltimore Orioles)
  • Mar 20 Touré, American writer
  • Mar 21 Hason Graham, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • Mar 22 Richard Castillo, jockey
  • Mar 22 Will Yun Lee, American actor
  • Mar 23 Alexander Selivanov, Moscow Russia, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Mar 23 Chris Lipuma, Oak Lawn, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Mar 23 Demetrius DuBose, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Mar 23 Hiroyoshi Yamamoto, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Mar 23 Karen McDougal, playmate (Dec, 1997), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 23 Renette Cruz, Miss Universe-Canada (1996)
  • Mar 23 Yasmeen Ghauri, Montrael Canada, model (Valentino Perfume)
  • Mar 23 Gail Porter, British television presenter
  • Mar 24 Megyn Price, American actress
  • Mar 25 Aashish Kapoor, cricketer (Indian off-spin batsman 1994- )

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 312 of 312

  • Dec 24 Maria Koepcke, ornithologist (b. 1924)
  • Dec 25 Byron Arnold, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 26 Robert Lowery, actor (Circus Boy, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 57
  • Dec 28 Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 29 Stuart Holmes, dies of stomach ailment at 87
  • Dec 30 Dorothy Comingore, actress (Citizen Kane), dies after illness at 58
  • Dec 30 Jan Mul, Dutch composer, dies at 60
  • Dec 30 Melba Rae, American actress (Search for Tomorrow) (b. 1922)
  • Dec 31 Peter Deuel, actor (Gidget, Love on a Rooftop), commits suicide at 31
  • Dec 31 Pete Duel American actor (b. 1940)
  • Dec 31 Marin Sais, American actress (b. 1890)
  • Dec 31 Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (b. 1919)