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1971 Historical Event(s)
- January 22, 1971 – The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.
- January 27, 1971 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
- February 9, 1971 – The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
- March 25, 1971 – The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos.
- May 31, 1971 – In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30.
- August 18, 1971 – Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.
- September 13, 1971 – People’s Republic of China: Chairman Mao Zedong’s second in command and successor Marshal Lin Biao flees the country via plane after the failure of alleged coup against Mao. The plane crashes in Mongolia, killing all aboard.
- October 15, 1971 – The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.
- October 20, 1971 – The Nepal Stock Exchange collapses.
- December 3, 1971 – Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: Pakistan launches pre-emptive strike against India and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.
Who Were Born On 1971?
- February 3, 1971 – Hong Seok-cheon, South Korean actor
- February 13, 1971 – Galen Gering, American actor
- February 25, 1971 – Dave Harris, American disc jockey
- March 18, 1971 – Mariaan de Swardt, South African tennis player
- May 27, 1971 – Monika Schnarre, Canadian model and actress
- July 19, 1971 – Russell Allen, American vocalist (Symphony X)
- August 28, 1971 – Raul Marquez, Mexican-born American boxer
- September 13, 1971 – Goran Ivanišević, Croatian tennis player
- November 5, 1971 – Chris Addison, English comedian
- December 23, 1971 – Michalis Klokidis, Greek footballer