What Happened in 1971 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 724

  • Sep 11 Egypt adopts its constitution
  • Sep 11 Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972
  • Sep 12 91st Men's U.S. Open: Stan Smith beats Jan Kodes (3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 91st Women's U.S. Open: Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals (6-4, 7-6)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • Sep 13 11 guards & 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison
  • Sep 13 Frank Robinson hits his 500th HR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 13 Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, buried in Moscow

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Sep 13 WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 13 World Hockey Association forms
  • Sep 13 Two North Ireland Loyalists are mortally injured when the bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely in a house in Bann Street, Belfast
  • Sep 14 Cleve Indians & Wash Senators, play 20 innings
  • Sep 14 Two British soldiers are killed in separate shooting incidents in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • Sep 15 1st broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC-TV
  • Sep 16 6 Ku Klux Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school buses

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Sep 16 West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Sep 16 A number of Unionists resign over the proposed tripartite talks involving Northern Ireland, the UK, and the Republic of Ireland
  • Sep 18 19th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 18½-13½ at Old Warson Country Club (St. Louis, Missouri, US)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 18 Momofuku Ando markets the first Cup Noodle, packaging it in a waterproof polystyrene container

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando
  • Sep 19 1st NYC Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22
  • Sep 19 2nd NYC Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54
  • Sep 21 AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)
  • Sep 22 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 22 OPEC directs members to negotiate price increases to offset the devaluation of the US dollar
  • Sep 23 John Vermeer's painting "The Liefdesbrief" stolen
  • Sep 23 2 members of the Official Irish Republican Army are killed in a premature bomb explosion
  • Sep 24 90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying
  • Sep 24 Eyskens-Cools disbands Belgium parliament
  • Sep 24 Houston Astros beat SD Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings
  • Sep 26 Jim Palmer is 4th Oriole to win at least 20 games this season
  • Sep 26 Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • Sep 26 WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 26 MP David Bleakley resigns in protest over the introduction of Internment and the lack of any new political initiatives by the Northern Ireland government
  • Sep 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 27 Tripartite talks involving the prime ministers of Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland take place at Chequers, England
  • Sep 28 Hungarian cardinal József Mindszenty after 15 years refuge in US Embassy in Budapest is allowed to leave the country
  • Sep 28 NY Times reports growing interest of white youth in black gospel music
  • Sep 28 UK passes the Misuse of Drugs Act banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
  • Sep 29 "McMillan & Wife" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 Cyclone & tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000
  • Sep 29 Orbiting Solar Observatory VII launched
  • Sep 29 Ron Hunt is hit by a pitch for record 50th time in a season
  • Sep 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 30 -11/6] Rome: 3rd bishop synod
  • Sep 30 Last Wash Senator home game, Yanks win career 5th forfeit game Yanks trailing 4-2 in 9th with 2 outs, fans rush field
  • Sep 30 Ian Paisley and Desmond Boal launch the [Ulster] Democratic Unionist Party
  • Oct 1 Joseph Luns becomes secretary-general of NATO
  • Oct 1 Walt Disney World opens in Bay Lake, Florida
  • Oct 2 Homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race
  • Oct 3 Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000
  • Oct 3 22nd Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 29 points
  • Oct 4 Borden's opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World
  • Oct 4 KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 4 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 5 A new sitting of the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont begins, though the Social Democratic and Labour Party remain absent due to its continuing protest against Internment
  • Oct 5 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 6 MLB National League Championship: Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco Giants, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 7 T McNally's "Where has Tommy Flowers gone?" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 7 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Brian Faulkner meets with British Prime Minister Edward Heath; they agree to send an additional 1,500 British Army troops to Northern Ireland

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 7 "The French Connection" directed by William Friedkin and starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey premieres in the US (Best Picture 1972)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 8 John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Oct 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 9 Japanese emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands
  • Oct 9 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 10 5th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Pride wins
  • Oct 10 Fenholt & Webber's musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 10 Rain washes out Game 2, 1st World Series postponement since 1962
  • Oct 11 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
  • Oct 11 Brooks Robinson ties Series record, reaches base 5 straight times
  • Oct 11 Frank McGee becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Oct 11 Switzerland recognizes North Vietnam
  • Oct 12 "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 711 performances
  • Oct 13 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
  • Oct 13 WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting
  • Oct 14 2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Oct 14 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on "Dick Cavett Show"

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Oct 15 The start of the 2,500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.
  • Oct 16 Amphitheater in McLaren Park is dedicated in SF
  • Oct 17 Cleveland Metroparks' Rocky River Nature Center opens
  • Oct 17 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Quality-First Golf Classic
  • Oct 17 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series
  • Oct 17 It is estimated today that approximately 16,000 households were withholding rent and rates for council houses as part of the campaign of civil disobedience against internment organised by the Social Democratic and Labour Party, Northern Ireland
  • Oct 19 Last issue of "Look" magazine is published
  • Oct 19 A group of f Northern Ireland Members of Parliament begin a 48 hour hunger strike against the policy of Internment
  • Oct 20 "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death" opens at Barrymore for 325 per
  • Oct 20 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 20 The Nepal stock exchange collapses.
  • Oct 20 Senator in the US Congress Edward Kennedy calls for a withdrawal of British troops from Northern Ireland and all-party negotiations to establish a United Ireland
  • Oct 21 "To Live Another Summer" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 173 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 21 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda

  • Oct 21 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 21 William H Rehnquist & Lewis F Powell nominated to US Supreme Court by Nixon, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black & John Harlan
  • Oct 22 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Oct 23 WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (ABC) begins
  • Oct 23 Two female members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) are shot dead by the British Army in the Lower Falls area of Belfast
  • Oct 23 Three Catholic civilians are shot dead by the British Army during an attempted robbery in Newry, County Down
  • Oct 24 Harry Drake sets longest arrow flight by a footbow (1 mile 268 yds)
  • Oct 24 Texas Stadium opens-Cowboys beat Patriots 44-21
  • Oct 24 President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O'Brady, then (SF), address a SF Ard Fheis in Dublin, claiming that the North of Ireland must be made ungovernable as first step in achieving a united Ireland
  • Oct 24 A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is shot dead by undercover Royal Ulster Constabulary officers during a bomb attack in Belfast
  • Oct 25 Belgium & China PR establish diplomatic relations

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,522

  • Apr 20 John Senden, Brisbane QLD, Australian golfer
  • Apr 20 Terry Smith, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Apr 20 Yonel Jourdain, NFL running back/kick returner (Buffalo Bills)
  • Apr 20 Carla Geurts, Dutch swimmer
  • Apr 20 Tina Cousins, English singer
  • Apr 21 Jennifer Reed, Miss USA-Michigan (1997)
  • Apr 21 Samantha Druce, British swimmer, youngest woman to swim English Channel
  • Apr 21 Tom Cavallo, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, SF 49ers)
  • Apr 21 Tony Mcgee, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
  • Apr 21 Alexander Kravchenko, Russian professional poker player
  • Apr 21 Hasan Akbar, American convicted murderer
  • Apr 22 Ingo Rademacher, German FR, actor (Jasper Jacks-General Hospital)
  • Apr 22 James Burton, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • Apr 22 Milos Holan, Bilovec Cze, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Apr 22 Nicklas Kulti, Sweden, tennis star
  • Apr 22 Daisuke Enomoto, Japanese people space tourist
  • Apr 22 Eric Mabius, American actor
  • Apr 23 Chuck Adams, Pacific Palisades California, tennis star (1989 USTA Boys)
  • Apr 23 Charmaine Sinclair, English model
  • Apr 24 Jeff Brohm, quarterback (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Apr 24 Ken Klee, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Apr 24 Kumara Dharmasena, cricketer (Sri Lankan off-spinner)
  • Apr 24 Phil Rogers, Adelaide SA Aust, 100m breaststroker (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • Apr 24 Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian guitarist and singer
  • Apr 25 Andrew Grigg, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Apr 25 Brad Clontz, Stuart VA, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • Apr 25 Eric England, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 25 Michelle Harris, Miss America-Delaware (1996), born in Newark, Delaware
  • Apr 25 Pam Schaffrath, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 25 Tomoko Kawakami, (Voice Actress), Japanese Seiyuu
  • Apr 26 Ryan Yarborough, NFL wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens, NY Jets)
  • Apr 26 Jay DeMarcus, American bassist (Rascal Flatts)
  • Apr 27 Craig Keith, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 27 Hayley Carr, Salzburg Austria, actress (Courtney-As the World Turns)
  • Apr 27 James Burton, cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • Apr 27 Ricky Sutton, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Apr 27 Tess Daly, British television presenter
  • Apr 28 Chris Young, Penn, actor (Bryce Lynch-Max Headroom, Great Outdoors)
  • Apr 28 Meredith McGrath, Midland Mich, tennis star (1996 Essen doubles)
  • Apr 28 Mihai Apostal, Bucharest Romania, Canadian kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 28 Simbi Khali, actress (Nina-Third Rock From the Sun)
  • Apr 28 Bridget Moynahan, American actress
  • Apr 29 Sterling Hitchcock, Fayetteville NC, pitcher (NY Yanks, Sea Mariners)
  • Apr 30 B J Tyler, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Apr 30 Matt Martin, Hamden, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs, Oly-US-94)
  • Apr 30 Randy Bierman, WLAF tackle (Scottish Claymores)
  • Apr 30 Ryan Hawblitzel, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Apr 30 Ty Hallock, fullback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 30 John Boyne, Irish novelist
  • Apr 30 Darren Emerson, English DJ (Underworld)
  • May 1 Ethan Albright, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills)
  • May 1 Jamie Marie Swenson, Miss USA-South Dakota (1997)
  • May 1 Renee Poetschka, Australian 200m/400m (Olympics-92, 96)
  • May 1 Stuart Appleby, Cohuna Australia, Nike golfer (1994 Victorian PGA)
  • May 1 Ajith Kumar, Indian film actor
  • May 2 Greg Bishop, NFL guard (NY Giants)
  • May 3 James Roberson, defensive end (Tennessee Oilers)
  • May 3 Damon Dash, American label executive
  • May 3 Josey Scott, American singer (Saliva)
  • May 4 Derrick Clark, NFL/WLAF fullback (Broncos, Rhein Fire)
  • May 4 Steve Glenn, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • May 4 Joe Borowski, American baseball player
  • May 4 Luiz Garcia, Jr., Brazilian racing driver
  • May 5 Harold Miner, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • May 5 Keith Hamilton, defensive end (NY Giants)
  • May 5 Ken Brown, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • May 5 Reggie Jones, wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • May 5 David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (d. 2005)
  • May 6 Rob Holmberg, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 6 Chris Shiflett, Guitarist for Foo Fighters
  • May 7 Cameron McFadzean, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 7 Dave Karpa, Regina, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • May 7 Jose Munoz, WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
  • May 7 Rondell Jones, NFL safety (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens)
  • May 7 Horgh, (Reidar Horghagen) Norwegian drummer (Immortal/Hypocrisy)
  • May 7 Thomas Piketty, French economist and author ("Capital in the Twenty-First Century"), born in Clichy
  • May 8 Carlos Brooks, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • May 8 Chris Wolf, actor/musician (Guys Next Door)
  • May 8 Stephen Ingram, NFL tackle/guard (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • May 9 Paul McGuigan, English bassist (Oasis)
  • May 10 Andrei Kravtsov, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • May 10 Eric Stock, soccer player (NEC)
  • May 10 Ronnie Dixon, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, NY Jets)
  • May 10 Adriano Giannini, Italian actor
  • May 11 Corey Fuller, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • May 11 Yo Murphy, WLAF receiver (Scottish Claymores)
  • May 12 Craig Novitsky, NFL tackle (NO Saints)
  • May 12 Jamie Luner, Palo Alto California, actress (Cindy-Just the 10 of Us)
  • May 12 Tommy Johnson, WLAF cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • May 12 Doug Basham, American professional wrestler
  • May 13 Hamish Pepper, laser single handed sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • May 13 Michael Sirotka, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 13 Rob Fredrickson, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 13 Tom Nalen, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • May 14 Raphael Wiggins, rapper (Lifelines), born in Oakland, California
  • May 14 Sofia Coppola, American director (Lost in Translation), born in New York City
  • May 15 Scott Shipley, Bremerton Wash, slalom single kayak (Olympics-6th-96)
  • May 15 Phil Pfister, American strength athlete
  • May 16 Khari Jones, CFL/WLAF quarterback (BC Lions, Scottish Claymores)
  • May 16 Rachel Goswell, English singer and songwriter (Slowdive, Mojave 3)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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