Historical Events In 1971
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Feb 07 On this day in history women win the right to vote in Switzerland
Feb 08 In the year 1971 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 in the year 1971.
Feb 09 First British soldier killed in Northern Ireland on this day in history.
Feb 09 Probably first gay theme TV episode - All in the Family on this day in history.
Feb 09 On this day in history quake in San Fernando Valley kills 65 &causes over $½ billion damage
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 on this day in history.
Feb 09 In the year 1971 satchel Paige becomes first negro-league player elected to baseball HOF
Feb 10 On this day in history royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
Feb 11 Montréal Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal on this day in history.
Feb 11 On this day in history uS, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons
Feb 11 Whitney Young Jr, National Urban League director, drowns in Nigeria in the year 1971.
Feb 12 George Shelton, actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86 on this day in history.
Feb 13 12,000 South Vietnamese troops cross into Laos in the year 1971.
Feb 13 Golfing Vice President Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into the crowd, injuring 2 on this day in history.
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 After 1200 years Britain abandons 12-shilling system for decimal in the year 1971.
Feb 15 Britain changes its currency to the decimal system on this day in history.
Feb 15 On this day in history marian Viktorovich Koval, composer, dies at 63
Feb 16 On this day in history 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
Feb 17 Teddy Hart, actor (3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73 on this day in history.
Feb 19 On this day in history paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK
Feb 20 On this day in history major General Idi Amin Dada appoints himself President of Uganda
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 On this day in history adolph Weiss, composer, dies at 79
Feb 21 In the year 1971 ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic
Feb 21 In the year 1971 series of tornadoes cuts through Mississippi & Louisiana killing 117
Feb 22 In the year 1971 barry Macollum, actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 81
Feb 22 Lieutenant General Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria in the year 1971.
Feb 23 In the year 1971 boston Bruins begin 13 NHL game win streak
Feb 23 In the year 1971 george Harrison is fined & his driving license is suspended for 1 year as a result of several speeding tickets
Feb 23 In the year 1971 king Lockwood, dies of stroke at 73
Feb 23 Lieutenant Calley confesses & implicates Captain Medina on this day in history.