1971 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 456

  • Mar 17 Government of Trygve Bratteli takes office in Norway
  • Mar 18 200 die in landslide into Lake Yanahuani, Chungar Peru
  • Mar 20 Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark resigns in protest at what he views as a limited security response by the British government
  • Mar 21 Vermont seasonal snowfall totals 132.2"
  • Mar 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 22 Brian Faulkner becomes the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland
  • Mar 23 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Mar 23 Dutch 2nd Chamber accept simplified divorce
  • Mar 25 European council accepts Mansholt plan laying off 5 million farmers

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Mar 25 James Callaghan speaks at a rally of the Northern Ireland labour movement, but rejects calls for the Labour Party to open membership to those living in N. Ireland

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • Mar 26 "Benny Hill Show" tops TV ratings

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Mar 26 Bangladesh (East Pakistan) under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declares its independence from Pakistan

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Mar 27 The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) holds its first Annual Conference in the Ulster Hall in Belfast
  • Mar 28 25th Tony Awards: Sleuth & Company win
  • Mar 29 1st Lt William L Calley Jr found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre
  • Mar 29 Chile president Allende nationalizes banks/copper mines
  • Mar 29 Conrad Van Emde Boas becomes West Europe's 1st sexology professor
  • Mar 29 Development of a serum hepatitis vaccine for children announced
  • Mar 31 South Africa national debt hits 5.45 billion
  • Mar 31 William Calley sentenced to life for Mi Lai Massacre
  • Apr 1 US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere
  • Apr 1 United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership
  • Apr 2 Libya concludes 5 weeks of negotiations with Western oil companies in Tripoli
  • Apr 4 Marine clay under houses liquefies in St-Jean-Vianney, Quebec, 31 die
  • Apr 5 Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole
  • Apr 5 Mount Etna erupts in Sicily
  • Apr 5 US Lt William Calley sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering 22 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai Massacre
  • Apr 5 In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike

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Apr 6 During a debate at Westminster on Northern Ireland, Harold Wilson of the Labour Party claimes that a draft Bill for the imposition of direct rule exists

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson

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Apr 7 US President Richard Nixon orders lt Calley (Mi Lai) free

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Apr 8 1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York)
  • Apr 9 Ringo releases "It Don't Come Easy" in UK
  • Apr 10 First game played at Philadelphia's Veteran's Stadium, Phils win 4-1
  • Apr 10 The Republican commemorations is held in Belfast of the Easter Rising (in 1916 in Dublin), revealing conflicts between the two wings of the Irish Republican Army
  • Apr 11 "Johnny Johnson" opens/closes at Edison Theater NYC for 1 performance
  • Apr 14 Fort Point, San Francisco dedicated as a national historic site
  • Apr 14 President Nixon ends blockade against People's Republic of China
  • Apr 14 Supreme Court upheld busing as means of achieving racial desegregation
  • Apr 17 Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR)
  • Apr 18 Gavaskar makes 220 in 2nd inning v WI after 124 in 1st
  • Apr 19 Sierra Leone becomes a republic (National Day)
  • Apr 19 USSR Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit
  • Apr 20 US Supreme Court upholds use of busing to achieve racial desegregation
  • Apr 21 Original Codex Reguis (with Edda-liederen) returns to Iceland
  • Apr 22 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 10 launched
  • Apr 23 Columbia University operations virtually end, by student strike
  • Apr 23 Soyuz 10 launched; cosmonauts become 1st in Salyut 1 space station
  • Apr 24 "Frank Merriwell" opens and closes at Longacre Theater NYC (1 performance only)
  • Apr 24 Soyuz 10 returns to Earth
  • Apr 25 About 200,000 anti-Vietnam War protesters march on Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 25 US canal rights in Nicaragua & rights to Corn Islands expire

  • Apr 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 25 The Northern Ireland census is held
  • Apr 26 Heaviest rains ever in Bahia district of Brazil, 15" in 24 hrs
  • Apr 26 San Francisco lightship replaced by automatic buoy
  • Apr 26 Turkey state of siege proclaimed
  • Apr 27 Curt Flood resigns Senators after 13 games & departs for Denmark
  • Apr 28 Dutch social democratic party/D'66/DS'70 win parliamentary election
  • Apr 28 Samuel Lee Gravely Jr becomes 1st black admiral in US Navy
  • Apr 29 Bill Graham closes down Fillmore & Fillmore East
  • Apr 29 Boeing receives contract for Mariner 10, Mercury exploration
  • Apr 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 1 Amtrak Railroad begins operation
  • May 3 "All Things Considered" premieres on 112 National Public Radio stations
  • May 3 Erich Honecker succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German communist party leader
  • May 3 National Public Radio begins programming
  • May 3 Nixon administration arrests 13,000 anti-war protesters in 3 days
  • May 3 Pulitzer prize awarded to John Toland (Rising Sun)
  • May 5 Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (NYC)
  • May 9 Friends of Earth return 1500 non-returnable bottles to Schweppes
  • May 9 Largest walk in crowd (31,626) in Balt Oriole history
  • May 10 US special delivery rates go from 45 cents to 60 cents
  • May 13 Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane seriously injured in a car accident
  • May 15 Radio Nordsee International's ship bombed
  • May 15 Irish Republican Army member William 'Billy' Reid is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast
  • May 16 US 1st class postage now costs 8 cents (was 6 cents)
  • May 16 Bulgaria adopts its constitution
  • May 17 Washington State bans sex discrimination
  • May 18 4th ABA Championship: Utah Stars beat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3
  • May 18 Bulgarian constitution goes into effect
  • May 18 US President Richard Nixon rejects 60 demands of Congressional Black Caucus
  • May 18 Vampire rapist Wayne Boden's last victim found
  • May 19 USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • May 20 Pentagon reports blacks constitute 11% of US soldiers in SE Asia
  • May 21 National Guard mobilizes to quell riot in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • May 22 A British soldier is killed by members of the Official Irish Republican Army in Belfast
  • May 23 Rock group Iron Butterfly disbands
  • May 24 A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard
  • May 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 25 The Provisional Irish Republican Army throw a time bomb into Springfield Road British Army base in Belfast, killing British Army Sergeant Michael Willetts and wounding seven officers
  • May 28 USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
  • May 30 Train crash at Duivendrecht, Netherlands, 5 die
  • May 30 US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched
  • Jun 4 J Luns appointed secretary-general of NATO
  • Jun 4 Oakland A's beat Washington Senators, 5-3, in 21 innings
  • Jun 6 Air West flight 706 collides with a US Marine Corps F-4B Phantom jet over Los Angeles killing all 49 aboard the DC-6 and the pilot of the F-4B
  • Jun 6 Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station
  • Jun 7 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut space station
  • Jun 8 North Vietnam demands US end aid to South Vietnam
  • Jun 8 General Officer Commanding the British Army Harry Tuzo, then claims that a permanent military solution to the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland could not be achieved

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Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 132 of 132

  • Oct 12 Dean G Acheson, US foreign minister (1949-53), dies at 78
  • Oct 15 Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, dies at 130
  • Oct 19 Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrial, dies at 89
  • Oct 31 Gerhard von Rad, German old testament expert, dies at 70
  • Nov 1 G von Le Fort, writer, dies at 95
  • Nov 9 Maude Fealy, American actor and drama coach (The Ten Commandments), dies at 88
  • Nov 10 Walter Van Tilburg Clark, US author (Ox-Bow Incident), dies at 62
  • Nov 11 Sylvia Brett, Lady Brooke and Ranee of Sarawak, dies at 86
  • Nov 15 Rudolf Abel, Soviet spy (b. 1903)
  • Nov 16 Edward Sedgwick, director, dies of barbiturate overdose at 28
  • Nov 26 Joe Adonis, US crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ, dies at 68
  • Nov 27 Korneel Goossens, Flemish literary/art historian, dies at 70
  • Nov 28 Wasfi Tal, Jordan's PM, assassinated by Black Sept in Cairo
  • Dec 1 Arthur B Springarn, US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at 93
  • Dec 4 Shunryu Suzuki, Zen teacher, founder of SF Zen Center, dies
  • Dec 6 Jan Altink, Dutch painter/co-founder (Plough), dies at 86
  • Dec 7 Milton Rosmer, director (Murder in the Red Barn), dies at 90

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Dec 9 Ralph Bunche, American UN delegate, first person of color to win Nobel Peace Prize winner (1950), dies at 67

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche
  • Dec 9 Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor (b. 1874)
  • Dec 10 Jozef MLT Cals, Dutch min of Education/premier (1965-66), dies at 57
  • Dec 11 Maurice "Mac" McDonald, American fast-food pioneer (b. 1902)
  • Dec 12 Jack Barnhill, Northern Ireland senator, assassinated
  • Dec 12 John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Dog of Pavlov), dies at 47
  • Dec 13 Max Mell, Austria artillery officer and literary (Donauweibchen), dies at 88
  • Dec 15 Paul Pierre Lévy, French mathematician (b. 1886)
  • Dec 18 Aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russ editor in chief (Novyj Mir), dies at 61
  • Dec 20 Roy O Disney, brother of Walt, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 78
  • Dec 22 Godfried Jan Arnold Bomans, Dutch writer (Eric), dies at 58
  • Dec 22 Renee Evans, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 63
  • Dec 24 Maria Koepcke, ornithologist (b. 1924)
  • Dec 29 Stuart Holmes, American actor (Life's Shop Window, Prisoner of Zenda), dies of stomach ailment at 87
  • Dec 31 Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (b. 1919)