It Happened in 1971

A deadly riot at Attica, the successful hijacking by D.B. Cooper, the publication of the Pentagon Papers, the on-going protests against the Vietnam war, an earthquakenear Los Angeles, and a war between India and Pakistan were the major stories on 1971.

Major Stories 

January 1 :
Advertising of cigarettes on radio and television ceases as the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act goes into effect.

January 25 :
Uganda’s President Milton Obote is overthrown by Idi Amin.

February 9 : Anearthquake centered 40 miles north of Los Angeles leaves 64 dead.

March 14 : CaroleKing is the big winner at the Grammyawards held in Los Angeles.

April 17 :
The United States table tennis team ends its week-long visit to China.

May 5 :
More than 12,000 were arrested during three days of anti-war protests in the Washington, D.C. Thousands were imprisoned in the Washington Coliseum.

June 30 : ThreeSoviet Soyuz 11 cosmonauts die when their oxygen supply leaks due to a faulty valve during re-entry.

June 30 :
The Supreme Court gives the go ahead for the New York Times and Washington Post to resume publication of the Pentagon Papers.

July 1 :
Ratification of the26th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted voting rights to 18-year-olds, was completed when the legislature of the 38th State, North Carolina, ratified it.

July 3 :
Elections are held in Indonesia for the first time in 16 years.

August 15 :
President Nixon orders a 90 day wage and price freeze.

September 13 :
Over 1,000 state troopers storm and take back the state prison in Attica, New York, leaving 10 hostages and 30 convicts dead.

October 23 :
The United Nations recognizes the communists in Peking (Beijing) as the legitimate government of China in a vote opposed by the United States.

November 13 : Mariner9 becomes the first space probe to orbit another planet as it encounters Mars.

November 15 :
The People’s Republic of Chinais seated at the United Nations for the first time.

November 24 : HijackerD.B. Cooper parachutes out of a 727 with $200,000 at 10,000 feet and is never seen again.

December 3 :
War breaks out between Pakistan and India over Kashmir.

December 10 :
William Rehnquist becomes the fourth Nixon Supreme Court appointee to be confirmed by Congress.

December 17 :
A 15-day war between India and Pakistan over Bangladesh ends.

December 22 :
Austrian KurtWaldheim is chosen as secretary-general of the United Nations.



The Temptations – “Just My Imagination (Running Away With
James Brown – “Soul Power”
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – 4Way Street
Dave Mason and Cass Elliot – DaveMason & Cass Elliot

February 3
Aretha Franklin – “You’re All I Need To Get By”

February 22
Paul McCartney – “Another Day”March
David Crosby – IfI Could Only Remember My Name…
The Faces – LongPlayer
Jimi Hendrix – TheCry Of Love
Carole King – Tapestry
The Kinks – Percy
Stevie Wonder – “We Can Work It Out”March 19
Aretha Franklin – “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
Yes – The Yes AlbumApril
The Doors – L.A.Woman
Elton John – Friends
Elton John – 11-17-70
Carole King – “It’s Too Late”
Ringo Starr – “It Don’t Come Easy”
The Temptations – Sky’s The LimitApril 16
The Rolling Stones – “Brown Sugar” (UK)April 17
Paul McCartney – Ram

April 23
The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (UK)

Aretha Franklin – Live At Fillmore West
Jethro Tull – Aqualung
Graham Nash – Songs For Beginners
Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story

Joni Mitchell – Blue
The Rolling Stones – “Wild Horses” (USA)
Stevie Wonder – Where I’m Coming From

June 23
The Byrds – Byrdmaniax

The Allman Brothers – At Fillmore East
Blood, Sweat & Tears – B, S & T 4
Rod Stewart – “Maggie May”
Stephen Stills – Stephen Stills 2
The Who – Who’s NextJuly  3
Jim Morrison dies in Paris of mysterious causes July  9
Aretha Franklin – “Spanish Harlem”August
James Brown – Hot Pants
James Brown – “Make It Funky”
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Experience
The Moody Blues – Every Good Boy Deserves Favor
Stevie Wonder – “If You Really Love Me”August 9
Paul McCartney – “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”September
The Jefferson Airplane – Bark
Traffic – Welcome To The CanteenSeptember 9
John Lennon – Imagine

Jimi Hendrix – Rainbow Bridge
Elton John – Madman Across The Water
Santana – Santana III
The Temptations – “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)”October 11
Aretha Franklin – “Rock Steady”

James Brown – “I’m A Greedy Man”
Jimi Hendrix – Isle Of Wight
Paul Kantner & Grace Slick, Sunfighter
The Kinks – Muswell Hillbillies
Traffic – The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys

November 8
Led Zeppelin – Untitled

November 17
The Byrds – Farther Along

James Brown – Revolution Of The Mind – Live At The Apollo Volume III
The Faces – A Nod Is As Good As A Wink… To A Blind Horse
George Harrison – The Concert For Bangla Desh
Carole King – Music
Billy Preston – “Outa Space”

December 3
Wings –
Wild Life

December 10
The Faces – A Nod Is As Good As A Wink…