Historical Events in November 1971

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1st Eisenhower dollar put into circulation

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

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

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