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1971 Historical Event(s)
- January 8, 1971 – Bowing to international pressure, President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto releases Bengali leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from prison, who had been arrested after declaring the independence of Bangladesh.
- January 27, 1971 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
- February 24, 1971 – The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed 3 days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman.
- April 5, 1971 – In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
- August 21, 1971 – A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.
- November 21, 1971 – Indian troops, partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas), defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.
- December 2, 1971 – Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm Al Quwain form the United Arab Emirates.
- December 4, 1971 – The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.
- December 6, 1971 – Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with India following New Delhi’s recognition of Bangladesh.
- December 18, 1971 – Capitol Reef National Park is established in Utah.
Who Were Born On 1971?
- January 26, 1971 – Dorian Gregory, American actor
- April 12, 1971 – Nick Hexum, American musician
- April 23, 1971 – Charmaine Sinclair, English model
- June 15, 1971 – Edwin Brienen, Dutch director
- August 5, 1971 – “Evil” Jared Hasselhoff, American bassist (The Bloodhound Gang)
- September 2, 1971 – Pawan Kalyan, Indian actor
- September 20, 1971 – Henrik Larsson, Swedish footballer
- November 5, 1971 – Corin Nemec, American actor
- November 15, 1971 – Jay Harrington, American actor
- November 20, 1971 – Marco Oppedisano, American guitarist and composer