Historical Events in 1971 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 724 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 British Labour Party leader Harold Wilson proposes Britain should work towards a withdrawal from Northern Ireland, and after 15 years; the Republic of Ireland could 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)
  • Dec 18 Three members of the Irish Republican Army die when the bomb they were transporting explodes prematurely in King Street, Magherafelt, County Derry.
  • Dec 19 "Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • Dec 19 CBS airs "Homecoming A Christmas Story," (introducing the Waltons)
  • Dec 19 NASA launches Intelsat 4 F-3 for COMSAT Corp

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 19 Stanley Kubrick's X-rated film "A Clockwork Orange" starring Malcolm McDowell premieres

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
  • Dec 20 Pakistan president Yahya Khan resigns
  • Dec 21 UN Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim as 4th Secretary-General
  • Dec 21 A publican is killed as he tried to remove a bomb from his pub, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 22 KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks/College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 22 UN General Assembly ratifies former Austrian President Kurt Waldheim as Secretary-General
  • Dec 22 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Dec 23 British Prime Minister Edward Heath visits Northern Ireland and expresses his determination to end the violence
  • Dec 24 Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later
  • Dec 25 Longest NFL game (82m40s) as Dolphins beat Chiefs 27-24
  • Dec 25 Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) form Jesse Jackson
  • Dec 25 Worst hotel fire in history kills 163 at Taeyokale Hotel in Seoul
  • Dec 27 1st Fiesta Bowl: #8 Arizona State beats Florida State, 45-38
  • Dec 28 Hasj falls from now on under(neath) the Opiumwet
  • Dec 30 Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders)
  • Dec 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 30 A member of the Irish Republican Army is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Santry, Dublin.
  • Dec 31 KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 31 Lt Gen Robert E Cushman, Jr, USMC, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Dec 31 Edmund Compton, then Northern Ireland Ombudsman, is replaced by John Benn