What Happened in July 1971

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Britain & Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands
  • Jul 1 Debt raised to build San Franisco's Golden Gate Bridge paid off
  • Jul 1 State of Washington becomes 1st state to ban sex discrimination
  • Jul 1 Twenty-sixth Amendment, which lowers the voting age from 21 to 18, is ratified and becomes part of the United States Constitution
  • Jul 2 78th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats Margaret Smith (64 61)
  • Jul 2 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Jul 3 85th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Stan Smith (63 57 26 64 64)
  • Jul 4 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 5 26th amendment to the US constitution certified (reduces voting age to 18)
  • Jul 5 Simon Gray's "Butley" premieres in London
  • Jul 6 Barend Biesheuvel government forms in Netherlands
  • Jul 6 Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda sworn in as President for Life of Malawi
  • Jul 6 White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks
  • Jul 6 A member of the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) is killed in a premature explosion in County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland
  • Jul 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 8 During street disturbances, British soldiers shoot dead two Catholic civilians in Free Derry; as a result, riots erupted in the city and the Social Democratic and Labour Party withdraws from Stormont in protest

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 Henry Kissinger visits the People's Republic of China to negotiate a detente between the US and China

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • Jul 10 100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale
  • Jul 10 Failed assassination attempt on King Hassan II of Morocco, 101 killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) founded in US by women including Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Myrlie Evers-Williams and Gloria Steinem

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
Writer Betty Friedan
Betty Friedan
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm
  • Jul 11 Chilean parliament nationalizes American copper mines
  • Jul 11 Jane Blalock wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • Jul 11 Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row
  • Jul 11 The Irish Republican Army set off a number of bombs in the centre of Belfast injuring a number of people
  • Jul 12 Juan Corona, indicted for 25 murders
  • Jul 13 42nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-4 at Tiger Stadium, Detroit
  • Jul 13 All star MVP: Frank Robinson (Baltimore Orioles)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 15 US President Richard Nixon announces he will visit the People's Republic of China

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 16 Franco appoints prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Jul 16 The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) withdraw from Stormont (North Ireland Parliament) after no inquiry is announced into the shooting dead of Seamus Cusack and Desmond Beattie
  • Jul 17 Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship
  • Jul 18 58th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Jul 19 Sudan military coup under maj Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees
  • Jul 21 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 21 Sam Giancana returns to the United States after spending seven years of exile in Mexico

Gangster Sam Giancana
Sam Giancana
  • Jul 22 Sudanese military counter-coup under premier Numeiry
  • Jul 23 The British Army carry out early morning raids across Northern Ireland and arrest 48 people
  • Jul 24 WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 25 Judy Kimball wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
  • Jul 26 Apollo 15 launched (Scott & Irwin) to 4th manned landing on Moon
  • Jul 28 16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning
  • Jul 28 Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"
  • Jul 30 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Jul 30 Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162
  • Jul 30 US Apollo 15 (Scott & Irwin) lands on Mare Imbrium on the Moon
  • Jul 31 Apollo 15 astronauts take 6½ hour electric car ride on Moon
  • Jul 31 Deventer Soccer team Go Ahead Eagles forms
  • Jul 31 Venezuela's Hydrocarbons Reversion Law mandates gradual transfer to government ownership of all "unexploited concession areas" by 1974 and "all their residual assets" by 1983

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 106

  • Jul 1 Darick Holmes, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jul 1 Oleg Antonenko, hockey forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Jul 1 Melissa Peterman [Melissa Margaret], American actress (Reba, Fargo), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 1 Julianne Nicholson, American actress
  • Jul 1 Steven W. Bailey, American actor
  • Jul 1 Jamie Walker, American baseball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 1 Missy Elliott, American rapper (Supa Dupa Fly, Under Construction), born in Portsmouth, Virginia

  • Jul 2 Jared Palmer, American tennis star, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 2 Troy Brown, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • Jul 2 Evelyn Lau, Canadian author
  • Jul 3 Terry Irving, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 3 Julian Assange, Australian founder of Wikileaks, born in Townsville, Queensland

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder
Julian Assange
  • Jul 4 Steve Rucchin, Thunder Bay, NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Jul 4 Koko, sign-language gorilla
  • Jul 4 Andy Creeggan, Canadian musician
  • Jul 4 Brendan Donnelly, American baseball player
  • Jul 4 Andrew Murray, English entrepreneur
  • Jul 5 Donna Faber, tennis star, born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Jul 5 Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer
  • Jul 6 Adam Laurent, Santa Cruz California, pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 6 Kari Kupcinet, actress (Julie Sanderson-Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 6 Owen Lance Bill Hughes, Palmerston North NZ, kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 6 Kenya D. Williamson, American actress
  • Jul 7 Darren Krein, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jul 7 Alistair Potts, British rower
  • Jul 8 Jeff Kopp, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jul 8 John Achterberg, soccer player (NAC)
  • Jul 8 Wendy Benson, American actress (Meredith-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 9 Anthony Fieldings, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • Jul 9 Bobby Leslie, TV rocker (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
  • Jul 9 Chadrick Brown, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 9 Danalee Bragado, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-9th-1995), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jul 9 Ger Senden, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Jul 9 Scott Grimes, American actor (Together We Stand), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Jul 9 Marc Andreessen, American software developer
  • Jul 9 Dani Behr, Model & TV Presenter
  • Jul 10 Adam Foote, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche, Team Canada), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 10 Brent Alexander, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 10 Gregory Goodridge, Barbadian footballer
  • Jul 11 Brett Hauer, Edina Minn, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Jul 11 Leisha Hailey, American actress and musician (Uh Huh Her)
  • Jul 12 Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi, Hayward California, figure skater (Olympic-Gold-92)
  • Jul 13 Scott Brodie, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 14 Mark LoMonaco, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 14 Joey Styles, American wrestling commentator
  • Jul 14 Marie-Chantal Toupin, French Canadian singer
  • Jul 15 Dean Panaro, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jul 15 Eric Lacroix, NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 15 Ernest Dye, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 15 James Baldwin Jr, Southern Pines NC, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • Jul 15 Danijela, Croatian singer
  • Jul 16 Chris Thomas, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • Jul 16 Corey Feldman, Encino California, actor (License to Drive, Stand by Me)
  • Jul 16 Ed Kowalczyk, American singer (Live)
  • Jul 17 Calbert Cheaney, NBA forward/guard (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
  • Jul 17 Daniel Kunce, Sumperk GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • Jul 17 Cory Doctorow, Canadian author and activist
  • Jul 17 Nico Mattan, Belgian cyclist
  • Jul 18 Kristi Coats, LPGA golfer (1995 Ping/Welch-66th)
  • Jul 18 Sarah McLeod, New Zealand actress
  • Jul 19 Rick Walters, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jul 19 Urs Bühler, Swiss tenor (Il Divo)
  • Jul 19 Russell Allen, American musician (Symphony X)
  • Jul 19 Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer
  • Jul 20 Bernard Whittington, NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jul 20 Charles Johnson, Fort Pierce Fla, catcher (US Olympics 1992, Marlins)
  • Jul 20 Ed Giddins, cricketer (promising Sussex pace bowler, England A 1995)
  • Jul 20 Ron Stone, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jul 20 Tom Tovo, WLAF defensive tackle (London Monarchs)
  • Jul 20 William Deering Jr, South Bend Indiana, pole vaulter
  • Jul 20 Sandra Oh, Korean Canadian actress (Grey's Anatomy), born in Nepean,Ontario
  • Jul 20 DJ Screw, American hiphop DJ (d. 2000)
  • Jul 21 Nuno Markl, Portuguese comedian and radio host
  • Jul 22 Charlotte Gainsbourg, actress (Little Thief), born in London, England
  • Jul 22 Kristine Marie Lilly, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 22 William Bell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 23 Alison Krauss, American bluegrass musician (Raising Sand), born in Decatur, Illinois

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss
  • Jul 23 Dalvin DeGrate, American singer
  • Jul 23 Christopher Lee, Singaporean actor and model
  • Jul 24 Dino Baggio, Italian footballer
  • Jul 24 John Partridge, English singer
  • Jul 24 Patty Jenkins, American film director (Monster, Wonder Woman), born in Victorville, California
  • Jul 25 Billy Wagner, Marion VA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Jul 25 Pedro Martinez, Manoguayabo Dom Rep, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Jul 25 Stacy Dawn Cenedese, Miss USA-Wyoming (1997)
  • Jul 25 Tracy Murray, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors, Wash Wizards)
  • Jul 25 Roger Creager, American country music singer-songwriter
  • Jul 26 Neus Avila, Lerida Spain, tennis star (Futures-Valencia-ESP 1995)
  • Jul 26 Reggie Carthon, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jul 26 Khaled Mahmud, Former Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Jul 27 Brennon James Dowric, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • Jul 28 Larry Kennedy, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • Jul 28 Stephen Lynch, American musician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 28 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Leader of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), born in Samarra, Iraq

Leader of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Leader of Islamic State
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
  • Jul 29 Bryan Dattilo, Kankakee IL, actor (California Dreaming, Days of Our Lives)
  • Jul 29 Jayne Fenner, Four Marks England, US sailing (Olympic-92)
  • Jul 29 Johnny Ruffin, Butler AL, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 29 Monica Calhoun, American actress
  • Jul 29 Lisa Ekdahl, Swedish singer songwriter
  • Jul 30 Ron Blazier, Altoona PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 6 ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus (26) weds fellow singer Agnetha Faltskog (21)

  • Jul 19 "The Who" lead singer Roger Daltrey (27) weds model Heather Taylor

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Lord Learie Constantine, WI cricketer (all-rounder & fielder), dies
  • Jul 2 Edward Ballantine, composer, dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 3 Jim Morrison, rock singer (Doors), dies of heart failure at 27

Rocker Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
  • Jul 3 Renie Riano, English-born American actress dies after long illness at 71
  • Jul 4 Don McPherson, American R&B singer (The Main Ingredient) dies of leukemia at 29
  • Jul 4 Joe Cox, cricketer (4 wickets in 3 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Jul 4 Thomas C Hart, US admiral/commander (Pacific Fleet), dies at 94
  • Jul 4 August Derleth, American writer and editor (b. 1909)
  • Jul 6 Horst Lange, German writer (The Long Lament), dies at 66
  • Jul 6 Thomas C Heart, US admiral/commander (Asiatic fleet), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 6 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), dies of a heart attack at 69

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • Jul 7 Claude Gauvreau, Canadian writer (b. 1925)
  • Jul 7 Ub Iwerks, American artist, director, and cartoonist (b1901)
  • Jul 8 Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1920)
  • Jul 10 Harry M O'Connor, dies of pneumonia at 98
  • Jul 10 Mohamed Madbouh, Moroccan general/putschist, shot to death
  • Jul 11 John W Campbell, American sci-fi writer (Space Beyond), dies at 61
  • Jul 11 Pedro Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1940)
  • Jul 12 Yvon Robert, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1914)
  • Jul 15 Guy Wilkerson, American actor (Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin' Iron), dies of cancer at 71
  • Jul 16 H T Tsiang, dies at 65
  • Jul 17 Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike", singer (54th Street Revue), dies at 76
  • Jul 23 Van Heflin [Emmett Evan Heflin Jr.], American actor (Great Adventure, Madame Bovary) dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Jul 24 Alan Rawsthorne, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 25 Leroy Robertson, composer, dies at 74
  • Jul 27 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian conductor/composer, dies at 83
  • Jul 28 Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], photographer (Vogue), commits suicide at 48
  • Jul 28 Myril Hoag, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • Jul 28 Charles E. Pont, American artist (b. 1898)
  • Jul 30 Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (b. 1901)