What happened in the year of 1971?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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

    Popular Culture

    Led Zeppelin releases their untitled fourth album

    Jim Morrison of The Doors found dead in bath tub in Paris

    Popular Films

    Love Story

    Summer of '42

    Ryan's Daughter

    The Owl and the Pussycat

    The Aristocats

    Carnal Knowledge

    The Andromeda Strain

    The French Connection

    Popular Musicians

    James Taylor

    The Doors

    Bob Dylan

    Tony Orlando and Dawn with " Knock Three Times "

    Janis Joplin with " Me and Bobby Mcgee "

    The Who

    Mungo Jerry

    John Lennon

    The Jackson 5

    Ike and Tina Turner

    Marvin Gaye

    Rod Stewart with " Maggie Mae "

    The Osmonds

    Michael Jackson

    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

    Technology 1971

    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 )

    Microprocessor USA

    Pocket Calculator The Sharp Company

    E-Mail USA Ray Tomlinson

    Floppy Disk USA by Alan Shugart

    Liquid Crystal Displays ( LCD ) Switzerland

  • Anonymous
    1 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

  • Anonymous
    5 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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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It was the year that Walt Disney World opened in Florida.

  • 1 decade ago

    People were born

    People died

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