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
01 AprilSonia Bisset / Javelin Thrower / Cuba
02 January Lisa Harrison / Basketball Player / United States of America
05 March Jeffrey Hammonds / Baseball Player / United States of America
05 NovemberDana Jacobson / Sportscaster / United States of America
05 NovemberChris Addison / Actor / United Kingdom
07 OctoberDaniel Boucher / Singer / Canada
09 AprilPeter Canavan / Footballer / Ireland
10 NovemberHolly Black / Author / United States of America
10 MayCraig Mack / Producer / United States of America
12 DecemberSammy Korir / Runner / Kenya
15 AprilJosia Thugwane / Runner / South Africa
16 AprilSelena / Actress / United States of America
19 JulyMichael Modest / Wrestler / United States of America
20 NovemberJoey Galloway / Footballer / United States of America
21 NovemberMichael Strahan / Actor / United States of America
24 SeptemberMike Michalowicz / Author / United States of America
25 January Philip Coppens / Author / Belgium
26 February Max Martin / Writer / United States of America
30 NovemberIván Rodríguez / Baseball Player / United States of America
31 OctoberTom Smith / Rugby Player / Scotland

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1971:

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

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