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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.
- February 21, 1971 – The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
- February 27, 1971 – Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform aborti provocati.
- June 6, 1971 – A midair collision between a Hughes Airwest Douglas DC-9 jetliner and a United States Marine Corps McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II jet fighter near Duarte, California claims 50 lives.
- August 18, 1971 – Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.
- September 8, 1971 – In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass.
- October 1, 1971 – Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.
- December 18, 1971 – Capitol Reef National Park is established in Utah.
- December 20, 1971 – Zulfikar Ali Bhutto takes over as the fourth President of Pakistan.
Who Were Born On 1971?
- January 31, 1971 – Patricia Velásquez, Venezuelan actress and model
- March 7, 1971 – Matthew Vaughn, British film producer and director
- April 21, 1971 – Michael Turner, American comic book artist (d. 2008)
- May 5, 1971 – Mike Redmond, American baseball player
- June 9, 1971 – Jackie McKeown, Scottish vocalist and guitarist (The Yummy Fur, 1990s)
- July 8, 1971 – John Juanda, Indonesian poker player
- September 24, 1971 – Peter Salisbury, English drummer (The Verve)
- November 29, 1971 – Gena Lee Nolin, American actress
- December 1, 1971 – Stephanie Finochio, American professional wrestler
- December 29, 1971 – Margot Thien, American synchronized swimmer