What Happened in 1971 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 724

  • Jul 13 All star MVP: Frank Robinson (Baltimore Orioles)

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Jul 15 US President Richard Nixon announces he would visit People's Republic of China

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

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Jul 16 Franco appoints prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Jul 16 The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) withdraw from Stormont (North Ireland Parliament) after no inquiry is announced into the shooting dead of Seamus Cusack and Desmond Beattie
  • Jul 17 Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship
  • Jul 18 58th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Jul 19 Sudan military coup under maj Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees
  • Jul 21 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

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Jul 21 Sam Giancana returns to the United States after spending seven years of exile in Mexico

Gangster Sam Giancana
Sam Giancana
  • Jul 22 Sudanese military counter-coup under premier Numeiry
  • Jul 23 The British Army carry out early morning raids across Northern Ireland and arrest 48 people
  • Jul 24 WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 25 Judy Kimball wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
  • Jul 26 Apollo 15 launched (Scott & Irwin) to 4th manned landing on Moon
  • Jul 28 16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning
  • Jul 28 Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"
  • Jul 30 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)

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Jul 30 George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Jul 30 Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162
  • Jul 30 US Apollo 15 (Scott & Irwin) lands on Mare Imbrium on the Moon
  • Jul 31 Apollo 15 astronauts take 6½ hour electric car ride on Moon
  • Jul 31 Deventer Soccer team Go Ahead Eagles forms
  • Jul 31 Venezuela's Hydrocarbons Reversion Law mandates gradual transfer to government ownership of all "unexploited concession areas" by 1974 and "all their residual assets" by 1983
  • Aug 1 CBS presents Masterpiece Theatre's 6 Wives of Henry VIII
  • Aug 1 George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC
  • Aug 1 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

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Aug 3 Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Aug 4 US launches 1st satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft
  • Aug 5 WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 5 The British Parliament debate the security situation in Northern Ireland
  • Aug 6 3rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Muir College, University of California
  • Aug 7 Apollo 15 returns to Earth
  • Aug 7 A Catholic man is shot dead by a British soldier in Belfast
  • Aug 8 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Aug 8 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
  • Aug 8 A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army in Belfast
  • Aug 9 Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Aug 9 Operation Demetrius (or Internment) is introduced in Northern Ireland allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial; the security forces arrested 342 people suspected of supporting paramilitaries
  • Aug 10 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research
  • Aug 10 Twins' Harmon Killebrew is 10th to amass 500 HRs, & adds his 501st
  • Aug 10 During the internment round-up operation in west Belfast, the Parachute Regiment kill 11 unarmed civilians in what became known as the Ballymurphy massacre
  • Aug 11 Construction begins on Louisiana Superdome
  • Aug 11 Harmon Killebrew hits HRs #500 & 501
  • Aug 11 4 people are shot dead in separate incidents in Belfast; three of them by the British Army, as violence continues following the introduction of Internment and Operation Demetrius
  • Aug 12 Syrian Pres Assad drops diplomatic relations with Jordan
  • Aug 13 Paul & Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car"
  • Aug 14 Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule
  • Aug 14 British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland
  • Aug 14 Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0
  • Aug 14 France performs nuclear test
  • Aug 15 Bahrain gains independence from Britain
  • Aug 15 Charles Lismont wins Helsinki marathon (2:13:09.0)
  • Aug 15 KVRL (now KRIV) TV ch 26 in Houston, Texas (Fox) begins
  • Aug 15 US President Richard Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices & rents
  • Aug 15 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
  • Aug 15 The Social Democratic and Labour Party announce a campaign of civil disobedience in response to the introduction of Internment in Northern Ireland
  • Aug 16 Over 8,000 workers go on strike in Derry, Northern Ireland, in protest at the introduction of Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial)
  • Aug 18 New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake announces in Parliament that New Zealand’s combat force would be withdrawn from Vietnam before the end of the year, coinciding with a similar announcement by the Australian government
  • Aug 20 FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr
  • Aug 22 Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, pres Torres driven out
  • Aug 22 Pam Barnett wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open

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Aug 22 J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the "Camden 28".

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • Aug 22 Approximately 130 non-Unionist councillors announce their withdrawal from participation on district councils across Northern Ireland in protest against Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial)
  • Aug 23 WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 24 India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms
  • Aug 25 Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party Gerry Fitt presents a number of allegations of brutality by the security forces in Northern Ireland to representatives of the United Nations
  • Aug 25 32nd Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 26 Dutch Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia
  • Aug 26 NY Giant football team announces they're leaving Bronx for NJ in 1975
  • Aug 26 Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game

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Aug 26 Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth one million dollars, the first million dollar contract in NHL history

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Aug 28 The US dollar is allowed to float against the Japanese yen for the first time.
  • Aug 30 WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 31 Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30)
  • Aug 31 An inquiry into allegations of brutality by the security forces against those interned without trial in Northern Ireland is announced
  • Sep 1 John Newcombe is 1st male top-seed to lose in 1st round of US Open
  • Sep 1 Rolling Stones sue manager Allen Klein
  • Sep 1 The Irish Republican Army set off a series of bombs across Northern Ireland injuring a number of people
  • Sep 2 Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slammer

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 2 Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Sep 2 NY's Electric Circus Club goes out of business
  • Sep 2 There are further Irish Republican Army bombs set off across the region, including one in Belfast which wrecked the headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party
  • Sep 3 John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return
  • Sep 3 Manlio Brosio resigns as secretary general of NATO
  • Sep 3 Qatar regains complete independence from Britain
  • Sep 3 Watergate team breaks into Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office
  • Sep 3 A baby girl and an Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldier are killed in separate shooting incidents in Northern Ireland
  • Sep 4 Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, kills 109 (Alaska)
  • Sep 5 Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win
  • Sep 5 NY Mets Don Hahn hits 1st inside the park homer at Phillies Vet

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Sep 6 Jerry Lewis' 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $8,125,387

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 6 British Prime Minister Edward Heath meets with Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach Jack Lynch at Chequers in England to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland
  • Sep 6 William Craig and Ian Paisley speak at a rally in Belfast before a crowd of approximately 20,000 people and call for the establishment of a 'third force' to defend 'Ulster'
  • Sep 8 John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts opens in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 9 1,000 convicts riot & seize Attica, NY prison

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Sep 9 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 9 John Lennon releases his "Imagine" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Sep 9 NHL great Gordie Howe retires
  • Sep 10 KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 "2 by 2" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 343 performances

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,522

  • Mar 25 Andre Bolduc, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Mar 25 Cammi Granato, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • Mar 25 Perry Klein, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 25 Sheryl Swoopes, Texas, WNBA forward (Houston Comets. Oly-gold-96)
  • Mar 26 Dave DeGraaf, Lansing Mich, team handball circle (Olympics-1996)
  • Mar 26 Jesus Tavarez, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • Mar 26 Rennae Stubbs, Australian tennis star, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Mar 26 Tommy Fagan, CFL/NFL defensive end (Atl Falcons, Winn Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 26 Behzad Ghorbani, Iranian zoologist and sociobiologist

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Mar 27 Mariah Carey, singer (Love Takes Time, Hero), born in NYC, New York

Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
  • Mar 27 Nathan Fillion, Canadian actor (Castle), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Mar 28 Damien Marsh, Georgia, Australian 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 28 Wesley Person, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 29 Lennart van Reen, son of author Ton v R/publisher Corrie Zelen
  • Mar 29 Ryan Lambert, American performer (Kids Incorporated) lead singer (Elephone), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 30 Mari Holden, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Mar 31 Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor (Trainspotting), born in Perth, Scotland

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Mar 31 Pavel Bure, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers), born in Minsk, Soviet Union

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure
  • Apr 1 Daniel Vacek, Prague Czech, tennis star
  • Apr 1 Ernest Jones, NFL defensive end (Saints, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Apr 1 Jessica Collins, [Capogna], actress (Dinah Lee Mayberry-Loving)
  • Apr 1 Lachy Hulme, Australian actor and screenwriter
  • Apr 1 Shinji Nakano, Japanese race car driver
  • Apr 2 James Ransom, Epee fencer (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 2 Jenny Craig, Miss Georgia USA (1996)
  • Apr 2 Todd Woodbridge, Australian tennis star ('95 doubles Wimbledon), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Apr 2 ZEEBRA, Japanese hip hop artist
  • Apr 3 Anthony McClanahan, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Apr 3 Kevin Farkas, WLAF tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Apr 3 Peter Schwab, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 3 Picabo Street, skier (Olympic-gold-94)
  • Apr 3 Quilvio Veras, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, infielder (Florida Marlins)
  • Apr 4 Allan Houston, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Detroit Pistons)
  • Apr 4 Felipe Lira, Miranda Venezeula, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Apr 4 Jaime Fernandez, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 4 Yanic Perreault, Sherbrooke, NHL center (LA Kings)
  • Apr 4 John Zandig, American professional wrestler
  • Apr 5 Bob Kuberski, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Apr 5 Finidi George, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Apr 5 Stuart Peele, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 6 Anthony Redmon, guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 6 Tamara Henry, Miss USA-Arkansas (1997)
  • Apr 6 Tom Sorensen, Racine Wisc, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 6 Vivian Y Herding, Miss America-NM (1996), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Apr 6 Lou Merloni, American baseball player
  • Apr 7 Cara Kendra Bernosky, Miss USA-Pennsylvania (1997)
  • Apr 7 Mark Thompson, Russellville KY, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • Apr 7 Stephen Brimacombe, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 7 Victor Kraatz, Berlin Ger, Canadian ice dancer (1995 World Champs-4th)
  • Apr 7 Guillaume Depardieu, French actor
  • Apr 8 Edward Fryatt, Rochdale England, Nike golfer (1994 NCAA West Regional)
  • Apr 8 Marc Peers, tornado sailor (Olympics-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Apr 9 Anthony Redmon, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 9 Austin Peck, Hawaii, actor (Austin Reed-Days of Our Lives)
  • Apr 9 Derwin Gray, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Apr 9 James Hundon, wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Apr 9 Wang Yang, youngest Olympic record breaker at age 17 (Oly-1988)
  • Apr 9 Peter Canavan, Gaelic footballer
  • Apr 9 Jacques Villeneuve, French-Canadian race car driver
  • Apr 10 Karl Williams, wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Apr 10 Mihai Bagiu, Timisoara Romania, US gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 10 Nana Miyagi, tennis star (1995 final Surabaya doubles), born in Seattle, Washington

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Apr 11 Oliver Riedel, German musician (Rammstein), born in Schwerin, Germany

Musician Oliver Riedel
Oliver Riedel
  • Apr 11 Vicellous Reon Shannon, American actor
  • Apr 12 Fernando Meligeni, Argentina, tennis star
  • Apr 12 Kent Manderville, Edmonton, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)

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Apr 12 Shannen Doherty, actress (Little House, Bev Hills 90210), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Apr 12 Tyrone Chatman, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Apr 12 Nicholas Brendon, American actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 13 Charles Outlaw, NBA forward (LA Clippers, Orlando Magic)
  • Apr 13 Corey Yothers, actor (Off the Rock), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 13 Dina Korzun, Russian actress
  • Apr 13 Bo Outlaw, American basketball player
  • Apr 13 Valensia, Dutch singer
  • Apr 14 Antonio London, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • Apr 14 Gregory Zaun, catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Glendale, California
  • Apr 14 Miguel Calero, Ginebra, Colombian footballer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 14 Peter Gibson, American writer
  • Apr 15 Craig Whelihan, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • Apr 15 Derek Brown, NFL running back (NO Saints)
  • Apr 15 Guivi Sissaouri, Tbilisi Georgia, Canada freestyle wrestler (Oly-s-96)
  • Apr 15 Jason Sehorn, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants)
  • Apr 15 Rich McKenzie, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns)
  • Apr 15 Tim Tindale, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • Apr 15 Katy Hill, British television presenter
  • Apr 16 Selena, Texas, spanish singer (Grammy-1994)
  • Apr 16 Frederik Nilsson, IHL forward (Team Sweden, KC (IHL)), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Apr 16 Natasha Zvereva, Minsk Belarus, tennis ace (finals 1995 Indian Wells)
  • Apr 16 Selena [Quintanilla], tejano vocalist
  • Apr 16 Trey Maples, Wheat Ridge Colo, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Canadian)
  • Apr 16 Max Beesley, English musician and actor
  • Apr 16 Moses Chan, Hong Kong actor
  • Apr 17 David Oliver, Sechelt, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Apr 18 Dan Kordic, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Apr 18 Kerry Lynn Kemper, Miss Nebraska USA (1996)
  • Apr 18 Oleg Petrov, Moscow Russia, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Apr 18 Tamara Braun, American actress
  • Apr 19 Otis Scott, 400m/800m runner, born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Apr 20 Chris Penn, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Chicago Bears)
  • Apr 20 Grant Smith, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96)

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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