Historical Events In 1971
Tuesday, 11 May 2021
Feb 07 In the year 1971 women win the right to vote in Switzerland
Feb 08 On this day in history south Vietnamese troops invade Laos
Feb 09 Apollo 14, and its crew of three astronauts, returns to Earth after America's third lunar landing mission on this day in history.
Feb 09 On this day in history first British soldier killed in Northern Ireland
Feb 09 On this day in history probably first gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
Feb 09 Quake in San Fernando Valley kills 65 &causes over $½ billion damage on this day in history.
Feb 09 San Fernando, California an earthquake measuring 6.5 lasted about 60 seconds, took 65 lives, injured more than 2,000, and caused property damage estimated at $505 million in the year 1971.
Feb 09 Satchel Paige becomes first negro-league player elected to baseball HOF in the year 1971.
Feb 10 In the year 1971 royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
Feb 11 Montréal Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal in the year 1971.
Feb 11 On this day in history uS, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons
Feb 11 On this day in history whitney Young Jr, National Urban League director, drowns in Nigeria
Feb 12 In the year 1971 george Shelton, actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86
Feb 13 In the year 1971 12,000 South Vietnamese troops cross into Laos
Feb 13 On this day in history golfing Vice President Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into the crowd, injuring 2
Feb 14 Movie "Ben Hur" first shown on television in the year 1971.
Feb 14 In the year 1971 richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
Feb 15 In the year 1971 after 1200 years Britain abandons 12-shilling system for decimal
Feb 15 On this day in history britain changes its currency to the decimal system
Feb 15 Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer, dies at 63 in the year 1971.
Feb 16 Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, under opposition attack in the Commons, utters an apparently unparliamentary expression that he later describes as "fuddle-duddle" we all know what it really was on this day in history.
Feb 17 Teddy Hart, actor (3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73 in the year 1971.
Feb 19 On this day in history paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK
Feb 20 Major General Idi Amin Dada appoints himself President of Uganda in the year 1971.
Feb 20 On this day in history national Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio &TV stations to go off the air; The mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes
Feb 21 Adolph Weiss, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.
Feb 21 On this day in history ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic
Feb 21 Series of tornadoes cuts through Mississippi & Louisiana killing 117 on this day in history.
Feb 22 Barry Macollum, actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 81 in the year 1971.
Feb 22 Lieutenant General Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria on this day in history.
Feb 23 On this day in history boston Bruins begin 13 NHL game win streak
Feb 23 George Harrison is fined & his driving license is suspended for 1 year as a result of several speeding tickets in the year 1971.
Feb 23 On this day in history king Lockwood, dies of stroke at 73
Feb 23 On this day in history lieutenant Calley confesses & implicates Captain Medina