What happened in the year of 1971?
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- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
China is admitted to the United Nations UN
Ibrox disaster in Scotland when 66 die in stairway crush at Rangers v Celtic football match
A new stock market index called the Nasdaq debuts
Border battles between India and Pakistan erupt into full-scale war when India invades East Pakistan ( Now Bangladesh ) in support of the independence movement
Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
Peru Earthquake results in the destruction of the town of Chungar, Peru, and the death of most of the towns people
Decimalisation in United Kingdom and Ireland both switch to decimal currency.
Education Secretary Margaret Thatcher's ( "Thatcher The Milk Snatcher". ) ends free school milk for children over the age of seven in the UK
IRA Bomb Post Office Tower in London
The Voting Age in the United States is lowered to 18 yrs old
Prison riot and prisoners take hostages at Attica Prison in New York, resulting in the death of 10 hostages and 29 inmates.
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds School Busing
Women are granted the right to vote in Switzerland
Amtrak created to provide US inter city passenger train services.
Mount Etna erupts
Tsunami 85 m high rises over Ryukyu Islands in Japan
Harris public opinion poll claims that 60% of Americans are against the war in Vietnam
Tsunami in the Bay of Bengal in Orissa State in India kills 10,000.
The Walt Disney World Resort opens in Florida on October 21st
The US table tennis team visits to the People's Republic of China (PRC) known as "Ping Pong Diplomacy"
Greenpeace formally comes into existence.
Federal Express is started by Fred Smith
Thousands protest against the British government's new industrial relations Bill.
Australia and New Zealand Announce Pull Out Of Troops from Vietnam
Cigarette Advertising Ended on Television in USA
A fatal stampede at Glasgow Soccer Game
President Richard M. Nixon implements 90 day freeze on wages and prices
Major General Idi Amin takes control of Uganda soon to become one of the worst and most notorious dictators of modern times
Following Public Concern Over Immigration in the UK, a new Immigration Bill stops Commonwealth citizens automatic entry
Following on from the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, National Public Radio (NPR) broadcasts for the first time in April 1971
Problems in Northern Ireland continue as rioting increases as part of the IRA campaign to end British Government Rule.
The New York Times begins to publish sections of the Pentagon Papers showing the US Government had been lying to the American People.
Qatar Gains Independence From Great Britain
Sierra Leone Gains Independence From Great Britain
Charles Manson and three of his followers receive the death penalty
Led Zeppelin releases their untitled fourth album
Jim Morrison of The Doors found dead in bath tub in Paris
Summer of '42
The Owl and the Pussycat
The Andromeda Strain
The French Connection
Tony Orlando and Dawn with " Knock Three Times "
Janis Joplin with " Me and Bobby Mcgee "
The Jackson 5
Ike and Tina Turner
Rod Stewart with " Maggie Mae "
The Rolling Stones with " Brown Sugar "
What do you remember ? was this the year you graduated ?, what music was being played the year you were born?
Popular TV Programmes
All My Children
Mary Tyler Moore
The Odd Couple
The Partridge Family
Born This Year
Lance Armstrong September 18th
Winona Ryder October 29th
Oil Production from the North Sea begins in Norway
Intel releases world's first microprocessor, the 4004.
Texas Instruments releases the first pocket calculator
The First Internet Chat rooms appear
The First Cat Scanner Produced by EMI
BBC Open University broadcasts begin in the UK.
The Aswan Dam is completed in Egypt
The Worlds Largest Tanker 372,400 tons Nisseki Maru is launched
Apollo 14 lands on the Moon.
Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover a day after landing on the surface.
Three Soviet cosmonauts die during Soyuz 11 accident.
First Soft Contact Lens became available commercially in the USA
Inventions Invented by Inventors and Country ( or attributed to First Use )
Pocket Calculator The Sharp Company
E-Mail USA Ray Tomlinson
Floppy Disk USA by Alan Shugart
Liquid Crystal Displays ( LCD ) Switzerland
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I wasn't born yet!
Richard Nixon is president of the US
Charles Manson and 3 of his followers are convicted of multiple counts of first-degree murder
An earthquake in California's San Fernando Valley kills 64 people
New York Times begins publication of classified Pentagon papers on US involvement in Vietnam
The $70 million Kennedy Center opens in Washington, DC
A four day revolt at New York's Attica state prison ends after being stormed by 1000 state troopers
A new stock-market index called the Nasdaq debuts
Walt Disney World opens
Intel releases world's first microprocessor, the 4004
Ray Tomlinson sends the first e-mail
Libertarian party established in USA
Kid Rock, Denise Richards, Sean Astin, Winona Ryder, and Ricky Martin are born
Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series
Baltimore Colts win Superbowl V
Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is published
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour premieres on television
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel wins Grammy for song of the year
All in the Family premieres
- Anonymous5 years ago
happened year 1971
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- 1 decade ago
January 2 - A ban on radio and television cigarette advertisements goes into effect in the United States.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
It was the year that Walt Disney World opened in Florida.
- 1 decade ago
People were born