1971 in History – What happened in year 1971


In history, year 1971 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1971.

Know what happened in 1971:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 January At Ibrox Park in Glasgow, Scotland, 66 people were killed in a stampede during an Old Firm football match.
03 AprilThe Japanese tokusatsu television series Kamen Rider premiered, marking the beginning of the long-running Kamen Rider franchise.
06 JuneVietnam War-The Australian Army attacked a heavily fortifiedVietnamese communist forces base camp in the Battle of Long Khanh.
09 FebruaryA 6.6 Mw earthquake struck the northern San Fernando Valley near the Los Angeles district of Sylmar, killing 65 people.
25 January Idi Amin Dada seized power in a military coup d'état from President Milton Obote, beginning eight years of military rule in Uganda.
28 November Fred Quilt, a leader of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation, wasseverely beaten by Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables.
28 OctoberProspero, the only British satellite to date launched on aBritish rocket, lifted off from Launch Area 5B at Woomera, SouthAustralia.
28 NovemberPrime Minister of Jordan Wasfi al-Tal was assassinated by theBlack September unit of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Cairo.
25 OctoberThe UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 2758, replacing theRepublic of China with the People's Republic of China as China'srepresentative at the United Nations.
09 AugustThe Troubles-British authorities began arresting and interning(without trial) people accused of being republican paramilitary members.
30 JuneThe Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft suffered an uncontrolleddecompression during preparations for reentry, killing cosmonautsVladislav Volkov, Georgiy Dobrovolskiy and Viktor Patsayev—the onlyhuman deaths to occur in space.
22 JanuaryThe Singapore Declaration, one of the two most importantdocuments to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations,was issued.
02 February The international Ramsar Convention for the conservation andsustainable utilization of wetlands was signed in Ramsar, Mazandaran,Iran.
04 DecemberThe Troubles-The Ulster Volunteer Force, an Ulster loyalistparamilitary group, exploded a bomb at a Catholic-owned pub in Belfast,Northern Ireland, killing 15 people.
13 SeptemberFollowing a failed coup attempt, Mao Zedong's second-in-commandLin Biao died in a plane crash while attempting to flee the People'sRepublic of China.
20 SeptemberHurricane Irene (satellite image pictured) departed Nicaraguato become the first known tropical cyclone to successfully cross fromthe Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific.
25 January Idi Amin Dada seized power in a military coup d'état fromPresident Milton Obote, beginning eight years of military rule inUganda.
31 January The Vietnam Veterans Against the War opened the Winter SoldierInvestigation, a three-day media event to publicize war crimes and otheratrocities by American forces and their allies during the Vietnam War.
12 JulyThe Australian Aboriginal Flag, one of the official flags ofAustralia, was flown for the first time.
06 JuneHughes Airwest Flight 706 collided with a U.S. Marine CorpsF-4B Phantom II near Duarte, California, killing all people on bothaircraft.
13 JuneThe New York Times began to publish the Pentagon Papers, a 7,000-page top-secret United States Department of Defense history of the nation's political and military involvement in the Vietnam War.
03 AprilThe Japanese tokusatsu television series Kamen Rider premiered,marking the beginning of the long-running Kamen Rider franchise.
21 FebruaryThe Convention on Psychotropic Substances, a United Nationstreaty designed to control psychoactive drugs, was signed at aconference of plenipotentiaries in Vienna.
02 JanuaryAt Ibrox Park in Glasgow, Scotland, 66 people were killed in astampede during an Old Firm football match.
25 JanuaryIdi Amin Dada seized power in a military coup d'état fromPresident Milton Obote, beginning eight years of military rule inUganda.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1971:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 February Hong Seok-cheon / Actor / South Korea
05 NovemberDana Jacobson / Sportscaster / United States of America
09 MayJason Lee / Footballer / United Kingdom
10 AugustRoy Keane / Footballer / Ireland
11 January Chris Willsher / Writer / United Kingdom
11 NovemberDavid DeLuise / Actor / United States of America
15 February Renee O'Connor / Actress / United States of America
17 SeptemberNate Berkus / Interior Designer / United States of America
18 DecemberArantxa Sánchez Vicario / Tennis Player / Spain
18 DecemberNoriko Matsueda / Pianist / Japan
19 NovemberJustin Chancellor / Bass Player / United Kingdom
19 SeptemberMike Sadlo / Footballer / Germany
21 JulyCharlotte Gainsbourg / Actress / United Kingdom
23 SeptemberMoin Khan / Cricketer / Pakistan
23 JulyAlison Krauss / Writer / United States of America
23 January Kevin Mawae / Footballer / United States of America
23 DecemberMasayoshi Yamazaki / Singer / Japan
24 SeptemberMichael S. Engel / Paleontologist / United States of America
25 NovemberChristina Applegate / Actress / United States of America
27 DecemberDuncan Ferguson / Footballer / Scotland

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1971:

YearName / Profession / Country
06 SeptemberDevang Gandhi / Cricketer / India
10 NovemberChetanya Adib / Actor / India
22 DecemberAjeenkya Patil / Academic / India
18 JulySukhwinder Singh / Actor / India
30 MayResul Pookutty / Sound Editor / India
14 JulyMadhu Sapre / Actress / India
25 DecemberSantosh George / Writer / India
14 NovemberVikas Khanna / Author / India
NA NAKabir Khan / Director / India
02 DecemberKashmira Shah / Actress / India
01 February Ajay Jadeja / Cricketer / India
01 January Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia / Politician / India
04 NovemberTabu / Actress / India
10 MayMonisha Kaltenborn / Lawyer / India
07 NovemberTrivikram Srinivas / Writer / India
06 JanuaryMadhu Koda / Politician / India
18 DecemberBarkha Dutt / Journalist / India
10 MayMonisha Kaltenborn / Lawyer / India

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