What Happened in 1971 (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 724

  • Oct 25 General Meeting of UN agrees to admit China PR
  • Oct 25 UN votes to expel Chinese Nationalist-ruled Taiwan & admit Red China
  • Oct 25 A man dies two days after being shot during an Irish Republican Army attack on the British Army in Belfast
  • Oct 26 UN votes to replace Taiwan with China
  • Oct 26 An Assembly, attended only by Nationalist politicians, and acting as an alternative to Stormont, meet in Dungiven Castle
  • Oct 27 Republic of Congo-Kinshasa becomes Republic of Zaire
  • Oct 27 Gerard Newe becomes the first Catholic to serve in any Northern Ireland government since 1920; Newe was appointed to try to improve community relations
  • Oct 28 Great Britain becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit

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Oct 28 John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in NYC

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Oct 31 "On the Town" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Oct 31 The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explode a bomb at the Post Office Tower in London

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Nov 1 Eisenhower dollar put into circulation

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nov 2 "Great Harp" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Nov 2 Orioles Pat Dobson no-hits Yomiuri Giants, 2-0
  • Nov 3 "Play Misty For Me" premieres
  • Nov 5 Bolivia passes death penalty for political kidnapping
  • Nov 5 NBA's LA Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak
  • Nov 6 "Great Harp" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Nov 6 US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
  • Nov 9 David Storey's "Changing Room" premieres in London
  • Nov 9 John List kills family & moves to Colorado
  • Nov 10 Joe Torre wins NL MVP, Vida Blue wins AL MVP
  • Nov 10 US table tennis team arrived in China
  • Nov 11 Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15

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Nov 11 Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Avenue" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Nov 13 Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet (Mars)
  • Nov 14 Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria
  • Nov 15 Intel advertises 4004-processor
  • Nov 16 The Compton inquiry is published, acknowledging that there was ill-treatment of internees, but rejected claims of systematic brutality or torture (Northern Ireland)
  • Nov 16 The US increase air activity to support the Cambodian government as fighting neared Phnom Penh
  • Nov 18 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Nov 18 A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Belfast
  • Nov 19 Disney World's Fort Wilderness opens
  • Nov 20 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 20 21st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
  • Nov 21 NY Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • Nov 21 Richard Baker becomes teacher of SF Zen Center
  • Nov 21 Indian troops partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.
  • Nov 22 "Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 144 performances
  • Nov 22 A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Lurgan, County Armagh
  • Nov 23 China People's Republic seated in UN Security Council
  • Nov 23 Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement
  • Nov 24 Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 24 Dan "DB" Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000
  • Nov 24 Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison, New Jersey
  • Nov 24 A woman is killed after members of the Irish Republican Army carry out an attack on British soldiers in Strabane, County Tyrone
  • Nov 24 A British Army bomb-disposal specialist is killed by a bomb in Lurgan, County Armagh
  • Nov 25 "Dan Cooper" jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington
  • Nov 25 37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (QB)
  • Nov 25 Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson proposes that Britain should work towards a withdrawal from Northern Ireland, with the consent of Protestants, after a period of 15 years; as part of the proposal the Republic of Ireland would rejoin the British Commonwealth
  • Nov 27 Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • Nov 27 Two Customs officials are shot by an Irish Republican Army sniper firinge upon a British Army patrol investigating a bomb attack on a Customs Post near Newry, County Armagh
  • Nov 27 36th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-7 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 "Me Nobody Knows" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 587 performances
  • Nov 28 59th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-11
  • Nov 29 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World
  • Nov 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 30 TV movie "Brian's Song" airs for 1st time on ABC-TV
  • Nov 30 The government of the Republic of Ireland states that it will take the allegations of brutality against the security forces in Northern Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights

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Dec 1 Cubs release Ernie Banks & sign him as a coach

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Dec 1 Galt MacDermot/John Guare's "2 gentlemen of Verona" opens at St James Theater NYC for 613 performances
  • Dec 1 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US
  • Dec 1 Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.
  • Dec 2 Soviet Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars
  • Dec 2 United Arab Emirates (Trucial States) declares independence from UK
  • Dec 2 Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah & Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates
  • Dec 2 Zayid bin Sultan Al Nuhayyan of Abu Dhabi becomes President of UAE

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Dec 3 US President Richard Nixon commutes Jimmy Hoffa's jail term

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Dec 3 Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.
  • Dec 4 The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.
  • Dec 4 The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.
  • Dec 4 McGurk's Bar bombing: the UVF explode a bomb at a Catholic-owned pub in Belfast, killing fifteen Catholic civilians and wounding seventeen others; this was the highest death toll from a single incident in Belfast during 'the Troubles'
  • Dec 5 KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 5 Libya nationalizes British Petroleum concession
  • Dec 6 Lewis Franklin Powell confirmed as Supreme Court justice
  • Dec 6 A woman dies trying to salvage property from the Salvation Army Citadel in Belfast after bomb which started a large fire in an adjoining building
  • Dec 7 "Wild & Wonderful" opens/closes at Lyceum Theater NYC
  • Dec 7 Wings release their 1st album "Wild Life"
  • Dec 7 An off duty member of the Ulster Defence Regiment is shot dead by members of the Irish Republican Army in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 9 Lewis F Powell Jr appointed to US Supreme Court
  • Dec 10 West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel prize of peace
  • Dec 10 William H Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court justice
  • Dec 11 The Libertarian Party of the United States is formed.
  • Dec 11 A bomb explodes outside a furniture showroom on the mainly-Protestant and loyalist Shankill Road, Belfast; four civilians (including two babies) were killed and nineteen wounded
  • Dec 13 John Sinclair (sentence: 10 yrs, sold 2 marijuana joints) is freed
  • Dec 14 Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure
  • Dec 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 14 U.S. premiere of "Nicholas and Alexandra", film adaptation of Robert K. Massie's best selling novel
  • Dec 14 The Pakistan Army executes over 200 of East Pakistan's intellectuals during the Bangladesh Liberation War
  • Dec 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 16 Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares independence from Pakistan
  • Dec 16 Don McLean's 8+ minute version of "American Pie" released
  • Dec 16 India's army occupies Dacca, West Pakistani troops surrenders
  • Dec 17 "Diamonds are Forever", 7th James Bond film, last starring Sean Conner, also starring Jill St. John is 1st released in West Germany
  • Dec 17 Cease fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir
  • Dec 17 Radio Bangladesh begins transmitting
  • Dec 18 1st Candlelight Processional at the EPCOT Center, Disney World
  • Dec 18 CBS radio cancels Saturday morning band concerts
  • Dec 18 People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic
  • Dec 18 US dollar devalued 7.9% in Holland ($1=Ÿ3,245)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,522

  • May 17 Bill Lindsay, Big Fork, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
  • May 17 Mark Williams, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • May 17 Shaun Hart, Australian footballer
  • May 18 Ben Coleman, guard/offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • May 18 Clifton Sunada, extra-lightweight judoka (Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • May 18 Craig Hentrich, NFL punter (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 18 Daniel Gowing, Germany, NZ judoka (Olympics-96)
  • May 18 Karen Bye, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • May 18 Lael Perlstrom, Laguna Beach Cal, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25-1995)
  • May 18 Rich Garces, Maracay Aragua Venezuela, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • May 18 Desiree Horton, American helicopter pilot/television reporter
  • May 18 Nobuteru Taniguchi, Japanese racing driver
  • May 19 Darryl Morrison, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
  • May 19 Lori Ann Mundt, Yorkton Saskatchawan, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
  • May 19 Psicosis, Mexican professional wrestler
  • May 20 Jonas Berqvist, Angelhorn SWE, hockey forward (Team Sweden, Oly-98)
  • May 20 Niklas Andersson, Kungalv Swe, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • May 20 Sandy Schreur, Dutch soccer player (NEC)
  • May 20 Šárka Kašpárková, Czech athlete
  • May 20 Tony Stewart, American race car driver
  • May 21 Eric Nies, actor (MTV Real World, Grind)
  • May 21 Jeff Stavroff, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Space Coast-4), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • May 22 Corey Croom, NFL running back (NE Patriots)
  • May 22 Troy Barnhart, Hanford CA, water polo 2m offense (Olympics-96)
  • May 22 Manuel Ortiz, Mexican professional wrestler
  • May 23 Issac Booth, NFL cornerback/safety (Cleveland Browns)
  • May 23 Joseph Rogers, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • May 23 Marshall Boze, San Manual AZ, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • May 23 Laurel Holloman, American actress
  • May 24 Paul Ragusa, Bulach Switz, Canadian 48 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96)
  • May 24 Troy Barnett, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • May 25 Alan Kline, NFL tackle (NO Saints)
  • May 25 Justin Henry, Rye NY, actor (Kramer vs Kramer, 16 Candles)
  • May 25 Keith Hamilton, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • May 25 Larry Thompson, CFL/NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, BC Lions)
  • May 25 Tim Kroeker, Chilliwack BC, 110m hurdler (Olympics-96)
  • May 25 Marco Cappato, Italian politician
  • May 26 Darwin Ireland, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • May 26 Lewis Capes, WLAF defensive tackle (London Monarchs)
  • May 26 Steven Rice, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • May 26 Matt Stone, American television producer
  • May 27 Corey Beck, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • May 27 Ferdino Hernandez, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • May 27 Monika Schnarre, US actress (Bold & Beautiful)
  • May 27 Scott Szeredy, NFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Chiefs, Barcelona Dragons)
  • May 27 Paul Bettany, English actor (A Beautiful Mind ), born in London
  • May 27 Wayne Carey, Australian rules footballer
  • May 27 Kaur Kender, Estonian author
  • May 27 Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, American singer (TLC) (d. 2002)
  • May 27 Glenn Ross, Northern Irish strongman
  • May 28 Jeff Gove, Nike golfer (1991 Ralphs Senior Classic), born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 28 Nick Bravin, fencer-foil (Olympics-96), born in NYC, New York
  • May 28 Isabelle Carré, French actress
  • May 28 Marco Rubio, US politician (Senate-R-Florida, 2011-), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 29 Eric Lucas, Quebec professional boxer
  • May 30 Drahomir Kadlec, Pribham CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Czech Rep)
  • May 30 Jiri Slegr, Jihlava Cze, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers, Oly-G-98)
  • May 30 Kyle Vander Kuyp, Australian 110m hurdler (Olympics-96)

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May 30 Idina Menzel, American actress and singer born in Queens, New York

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel
  • May 31 Brad Elberg, CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • May 31 Lenny McGill, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • May 31 Murray Hocking, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • May 31 Sarah O'Hare, model (Cosmopolitan-Jan 1994)
  • May 31 Troy Malave, Cumana Venezuela, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • Jun 1 Mario Cimarro, Cuban actor
  • Jun 1 Roldán González, Cuban singer (Orishas)
  • Jun 2 Martin Suji, cricketer (Kenyan pace bowler 1996 World Cup)
  • Jun 2 Steve Brooks, WLAF tight end (Frankfurt Galaxy, London Monarchs)
  • Jun 2 Anthony Montgomery, American film and television actor and graphic novelist
  • Jun 2 Kateřina Jacques, Czech politician
  • Jun 3 Aaron Ledesma, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Carl Everett, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jun 3 Mark Parrish, Columbia MD, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)

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Jun 4 Noah Wyle, actor (Dr John Carter-ER), born in Hollywood, California

Actor Noah Wyle
Noah Wyle
  • Jun 4 Patrick Scott, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jun 4 Roy Janse, tornado sailor (Olympics-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jun 4 Tanya Beyer, playmate (Feb, 1992), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jun 4 Joseph Kabila, Congolese politician
  • Jun 4 James Callis, British actor
  • Jun 4 Shoji Meguro, Japanese composer

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Jun 5 Mark Wahlberg, rap singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor (Boogie Nights, The Departed), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
  • Jun 5 Pedro Garau, WLAF running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jun 5 Vaughn Parker, NFL guard/tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jun 5 Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress
  • Jun 5 Takaya Tsubobayashi, Japanese racing driver
  • Jun 6 Mike Craig, St Mary's, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Jun 7 Terrell Buckley, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 7 Alex X. Mooney, American politician
  • Jun 8 Amanda Jahn, Miss USA-Missouri (1997)
  • Jun 8 Elena Brioukhovets, Odessa Ukraine, tennis star (finalist 1990 Moscow)
  • Jun 8 Jamie Morgan, Australia, tennis star
  • Jun 8 Tom Nutten, CFL/NFL centers (Hamilton Tiger Cats, Buffalo Bills)
  • Jun 8 Mark Feuerstein, American actor
  • Jun 9 D'Marco Farr, defensive tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • Jun 9 Joey Gullion, Gallopolis OH, Nike golfer (NIKE SC Classic-18th)
  • Jun 9 Roderick Lewis, NFL tight end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jun 9 Romano Sion, soccer player (Dordrecht '90/FC Groningen)
  • Jun 9 Gilles De Bilde, Belgian footballer
  • Jun 9 Rick Renstrom, American guitarist
  • Jun 10 DeWayne Dotson, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)

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