Historical Events for Year 1971

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Jan 1st - Cigarette advertisements banned on TV
Jan 1st - 57th Rose Bowl: #12 Stanford beats #2 Ohio State, 27-17
Jan 1st - 37th Sugar Bowl: #4 Tennessee beats #11 Air Force, 34-13
Jan 1st - 37th Orange Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #5 LSU, 17-12
Jan 2nd - A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66
Jan 3rd - "President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 72 perfs
Jan 3rd - AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17
Jan 3rd - NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 17-10
Jan 4th - Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is
Jan 4th - Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims
Jan 4th - Philadelphia's Veteran Stadium dedicated
Jan 5th - 1st one-day international, Australia v England at the MCG
Jan 5th - Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
Jan 5th - Body of US heavyweight Charles "Sonny" Liston (36) found; he had been dead for an estimated 6 days.
Jan 6th - Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
Jan 6th - Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate
Singer-songwriter Neil YoungSinger-songwriter Neil Young Jan 6th - Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days
Jan 7th - -40°F (-40°C), Hawley Lake, Ariz (state record)
Jan 8th - 29 pilot whales beach themselves & die at San Clemente Island, Calif
Jan 8th - Voyageurs National Park, Minn, established
Jan 9th - "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic NYC after 19 perf
Jan 10th - "Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 perfs
Jan 10th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
Jan 10th - Irish Republican Army (IRA) carry out a 'punishment attack', tarring and feathering 4 men accused of criminal activities in Belfast
Jan 11th - Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves
Jan 12th - "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
Jan 12th - "Soon" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 3 performances
Jan 12th - Congressional Black Caucus organizes
Politician, statesman Henry KissingerPolitician, statesman Henry Kissinger Jan 12th - US Federal grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger
Jan 12th - Negotiations over price of petroleum begin in Tehran between 6 OPEC Persian Gulf states and 22 oil companies
Jan 12th - 2 bombs explode at UK Employment Secretary Robert Carr's home
Jan 12th - 21st NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 108-107 at San Diego
Jan 13th - "Soon" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances
Jan 14th - John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
Jan 15th - "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances
Jan 15th - Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt
Jan 15th - George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"
Jan 16th - Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)
Jan 17th - Super Bowl V: Balt Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Chuck Howley, Dallas, LB
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison Jan 17th - At a party conference in Dublin, Sinn Féin end their 65 year abstentionist policy and agree that any elected representative could take their seat at the Dáil
Jan 18th - Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in NY, to become WWF champ
Jan 18th - Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling
Jan 19th - "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances
Jan 19th - 24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
Jan 19th - The Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial
Jan 19th - NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association
Jan 20th - Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8)
Jan 20th - John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan
Jan 21st - "Alias Smith & Jones" premieres on ABC TV
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon Jan 22nd - John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Power to the People"
Jan 23rd - -80°F (-62°C) in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska (US record)
Jan 23rd - 4th ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 122 at Carolina
Jan 23rd - UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row
Jan 23rd - Riots break out in the Shankill Road area of Belfast, North Ireland
Jan 23rd - Britain allowed to sell arms to S. Africa, after Commonwealth Conference in Singapore ends in compromise
Jan 24th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-6
Jan 25th - Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders
Jan 25th - Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
Jan 25th - Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada
Jan 25th - Phila mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar
Jan 25th - WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower Jan 25th - The 170 delegates of the Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) call for the resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark
Jan 26th - Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts law against limitation of war crimes
Jan 27th - Montgomery St Station, last link in Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco, 'holed thru'
Jan 27th - The body of a man who had been shot dead is found in Belfast
Jan 28th - 1971 NFL Draft: Jim Plunkett from University of Stanford first pick by New England Patriots
Jan 29th - Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, v England at Adelaide
Jan 30th - "Ari" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 19 performances
Jan 30th - Dennis Lillee takes 5-84 in his 1st Test bowl, v England
Jan 30th - UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak
Jan 31st - "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hit #1 on UK pop chart
Jan 31st - Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands
Jan 31st - Jake Beckley, Joe Kelley, Harry Hooper, Rube Marquard, Chick Hafey
Jan 31st - US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
Jan 31st - US male Figure Skating championship won by John Misha Petkevich
Jan 31st - & Dave Bancroft & George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Feb 2nd - US Congressional Black Caucus organizes with Charles C. Diggs Jr. its first Chair
Feb 2nd - Idi Amin ousts Milton Obote to become dictator of Uganda
Feb 3rd - KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast
Feb 3rd - There is a series of house searches by the British Army in Catholic areas of Belfast, resulting in serious rioting and gun battles
Feb 3rd - OPEC mandates "total embargo" against any company that rejects 55 percent tax rate
Feb 4th - Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks
Feb 4th - British car maker Rolls Royce declared itself bankrupt
Feb 4th - Government exhibit under construction in Brazil collapses, kills 65
Feb 4th - National Guard mobilized to quell rioting in Wilmington NC
Feb 4th - Lieutenant-General Vernon Erskine-Crum becomes General Officer Commanding of the British Army in Northern Ireland
Feb 5th - Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro Alan Shepard & Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hrs
Feb 5th - 28th Golden Globes: Love Story, George C. Scott, & Ali MacGraw win
Feb 6th - 1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)
Feb 6th - Bernard Watt (28), a Catholic civilian, is shot and killed by the British Army (BA) during street disturbances in Ardoyne, Belfast
Feb 6th - The Irish Republican Army shoots and kills Gunner Robert Curtis, the first British soldier to die during the 'Troubles'
Feb 6th - James Saunders (22), a member of the IRA, is shot and killed by the British Army during a gun battle near the Oldpark Road, Belfast
Feb 7th - Switzerland votes in women's suffrage
Feb 8th - Pedro Morales beats Ivan Koloff in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ
Feb 8th - South Vietnamese troops invade Laos
Feb 8th - The Nasdaq stock market index debuts.
Feb 9th - Apollo 14 returns to Earth
Feb 9th - Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
Feb 9th - Quake in San Fernando Valley kills 64 & causes over $½B damage
Feb 9th - Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball HOF
Feb 9th - 5 men are killed near a BBC transmitter on Brougher Mountain, County Tyrone, in a landmine attack carried out by the Irish Republican Army
Feb 10th - American Mensa Ltd incorporates in New York
Feb 10th - Bill White becomes 1st African American baseball announcer (NY Yankees)
Feb 10th - John Guares "House of Blue Leaves" premieres in NYC
Feb 10th - Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
Feb 11th - Montreal Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal
Feb 11th - US, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons
Feb 12th - Only Test Cricket for Ken Eastwood, who scored 5 & 0 Aust v England
Feb 13th - 12,000 South Vietnamese troops cross into Laos
Feb 13th - Golfing VP Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into crowd, injuring 2
Feb 14th - Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon Feb 14th - Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
Feb 14th - Tehran agreement signed; oil companies accept 55 percent tax rate, immediate increase in posted prices, and further successive increases
Feb 14th - 13th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (144.462 MPH)
Feb 15th - After 1,200 years Great Britain abandons 12-shilling system for the decimal currency
Feb 15th - A British soldier dies 7 days after being mortally wounded in an Irish Republican Army attack in North Ireland
Feb 17th - England regains cricket Ashes with a 2-0 series win
Feb 19th - Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK
Feb 19th - Walt Wesley becomes 1st Cleve Cavalier to score 50 pts in a game
Feb 20th - Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season
Feb 20th - Major General Idi Amin Dada appoints himself president of Uganda
Feb 20th - National Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes
NHL Star Phil EspositoNHL Star Phil Esposito Feb 21st - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic
Feb 21st - Series of tornadoes cuts through Miss & La killing 117
Feb 21st - The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
Feb 22nd - Lt Gen Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria
Feb 23rd - Boston Bruins begin 13 NHL game win streak
Feb 23rd - George Harrison is fined & his driving license is suspended for 1 year
Feb 23rd - Lt Calley confessed & implicates Captain Medina
Feb 24th - Algeria nationalizes 51 percent of French oil concessions
Feb 25th - "Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 1,316 performances
Feb 25th - P Zindel's "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little" premieres in NYC
Feb 25th - Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark holds a meeting with Catholic Cardinal of Ireland William Conway, the first such meeting between men holding these offices since 1921
Feb 26th - Secretary-General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
Feb 26th - Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are shot and killed by the Irish Republican Army while on a mobile patrol in the Ardoyne area of Belfast, North Ireland
Feb 27th - Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform aborti provocati.
Feb 28th - WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, KY (IND) begins broadcasting
Golfer Jack NicklausGolfer Jack Nicklaus Feb 28th - 53rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA Natl FL Jack Nicklaus wins his 2nd golf grand slam
Feb 28th - A British soldier dies in Derry after his vehicle had been attacked with petrol bombs (he died as a result of inhaling chemicals from fire extinguisers that were used to put out the fire)
Mar 1st - Bomb attack on the Capitol in Wash DC
Mar 1st - Clandestine Radio Deutsche Reich (Germany) begins transmitting on FM
Mar 3rd - South African Broadcasting Corp lifts its ban on the Beatles
Mar 3rd - Winnie Mandela sentenced to 1 year in jail in South Africa
Mar 4th - "City Command" kidnaps 4 US military men at Ankara, Turkey
Mar 5th - "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin is first played live at Ulster Hall, Belfast by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and John Paul Jones.
Mar 6th - Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, v West Indies at Port-of-Spain
Rock Vocalist Robert PlantRock Vocalist Robert Plant Mar 7th - Egypt refuses to renew the Suez cease fire
Mar 8th - Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15, retains heavyweight boxing title at Madison Sq Garden
Mar 8th - Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record)
Mar 8th - Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"

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