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1971 Historical Event(s)
- January 25, 1971 – Himachal Pradesh becomes the 18th Indian state.
- January 27, 1971 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
- May 1, 1971 – Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) takes over operation of U.S. passenger rail service.
- 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.
- June 30, 1971 – Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect.
- August 15, 1971 – President Richard Nixon completes the break from the gold standard by ending convertibility of the United States dollar into gold by foreign investors.
- September 16, 1971 – Typhoon Nancy, with possibly the strongest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone, makes landfall in Osaka, Japan, killing 173 people.
- September 21, 1971 – Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar join the United Nations.
- November 15, 1971 – Intel releases world’s first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.
- November 30, 1971 – Iran seizes the Greater and Lesser Tunbs from the United Arab Emirates.
Who Were Born On 1971?
- January 30, 1971 – Kimo von Oelhoffen, American football player
- February 28, 1971 – Tristan Louis, American writer
- May 9, 1971 – Paul McGuigan, English bassist (Oasis)
- May 30, 1971 – Duncan Jones, English film director, son of David Bowie
- August 10, 1971 – Justin Theroux, American actor
- November 1, 1971 – Vikram Chatwal, Indian hotelier
- November 9, 1971 – Melinda Kinnaman, Swedish actress
- November 16, 1971 – Koshi Rikdo, Japanese manga artist
- December 1, 1971 – Dolgorsürengiin Serjbüdee, Mongolian professional wrestler
- December 27, 1971 – Jason Hawes, Paranormal investigator