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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1971 AD


January 1: Cigarette advertisements banned on television
January 2: A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66
January 3: Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game
January 3: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco '49ers 17-10 in NFC championship game
January 3: "President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City after 72 performances
January 4: Congressional Black Caucus organizes
January 4: Dr. Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is
January 4: Philadelphia's Veteran Stadium dedicated
January 5: 1st one-day international, Australia vs. England at the MCG
January 5: Globetrotters lose 100-99 to New Jersey Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
January 5: U.S. heavyweight "Sonny" Liston's (36) corpse found
January 6: Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
January 6: Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate
January 7: -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C), Hawley Lake, Ariz (state record)
January 8: 29 pilot whales beach themselves and die at San Clemente Island, California
January 8: Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota established
January 9: "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic New York City after 19 perf
January 10: Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
January 10: "Light, Lively and Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 87 performances
January 11: 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK
January 11: Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves
January 12: "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
January 12: Congressional Black Caucus organizes
January 12: Federal grand jury indicts Reverend Philip Berrigan and 5 others, including a nun and 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger
January 12: "Soon" opens at Ritz Theater New York City for 3 performances
January 13: "Soon" closes at Ritz Theater New York City after 3 performances
January 14: John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
January 15: "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 19 performances
January 15: Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt
January 15: George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"
January 16: Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)
January 17: Super Bowl V: Baltimore Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Chuck Howley, Dallas, LB
January 18: Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in New York, to become WWF champ
January 19: 24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
January 19: Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial
January 19: NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association
January 19: "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 861 performances
January 20: Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8)
January 20: John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan
January 21: "Alias Smith and Jones" premieres on ABC TV
January 22: John and Yoko record "Power to the People"
January 23: 4th ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 122 at Carolina
January 23: -80 degrees F (-62 degrees C) in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska (U.S. record)
January 23: UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row
January 24: NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-6
January 25: Charles Manson and 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders
January 25: Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
January 25: Military coup in Uganda under General Idi Amin Dada
January 25: Philadelphia mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar
January 25: WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
January 26: Charles Manson convicted of murder
January 26: Dutch 2nd Chamber accept law against limitation of war crimes
January 27: Montgomery St. Station, last link in BART, 'holed thru'
January 29: Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, vs. England at Adelaide
January 30: "Ari" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 19 performances
January 30: Dennis Lillee takes 5-84 in his 1st Test bowl, vs. England
January 30: UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak
January 31: & Dave Bancroft and George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
January 31: Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands
January 31: Jake Beckley, Joe Kelley, Harry Hooper, Rube Marquard, Chick Hafey
January 31: "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hit #1 on United Kingdom pop chart
January 31: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
January 31: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by John Misha Petkevich


February 2: Idi Amin ousts Milton Obote to become dictator of Uganda
February 3: KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast
February 4: Apollo 14 lander Antares lands on Moon (Shepard and Mitchell)
February 4: Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks
February 4: British car maker Rolls Royce declared itself bankrupt
February 4: Government exhibit under construction collapses, kills 65 in Brazil
February 4: National Guard mobilized to quell rioting in Wilmington NC
February 5: Apollo 14, 3rd U.S. manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro Alan Shepard and Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hours
February 7: Swiss men accept female suffrage
February 8: Pedro Morales beats Ivan Koloff in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ
February 8: South Vietnamese troops invade Laos
February 9: Apollo 14 returns to Earth
February 9: Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
February 9: Quake in San Fernando Valley kills 64 and causes over $ B damage
February 9: Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball Hall of Fame
February 10: American Mensa, Ltd incorporates in NY
February 10: Bill White becomes 1st black baseball announcer (New York Yankees)
February 10: John Guares "House of Blue Leaves," premieres in New York City
February 10: Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
February 11: Montreal Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal
February 11: U.S., U.K., U.S.S.R., others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons
February 12: Only Test Cricket for Ken Eastwood, who scored 5 and 0 Australia vs. England
February 13: 12,000 South Vietnamese troops cross into Laos
February 13: Golfing Vice President Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into crowd, injuring 2
February 14: Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television
February 14: Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
February 15: After 1,200 years Britain abandons 12-shilling system for decimal
February 17: England regains cricket Ashes with a 2-0 series win
February 19: Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK
February 19: Walt Wesley becomes 1st Cleveland Cavalier to score 50 pts in a game
February 20: Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season
February 20: General Idi Amin Dada appointed president of Uganda
February 20: National Emergency Center erroneously orders U.S. radio and TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes
February 21: Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic
February 21: Series of tornadoes cuts through Mississippi and Louisiana killing 117
February 22: Lieutenant General Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria
February 23: Boston Bruins begin 13 NHL game win streak
February 23: George Harrison is fined and his driving license is suspended for 1 year
February 23: Lt. Calley confessed and implicates Captain Medina
February 24: Algeria nationalizes French oil companies
February 25: "Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 1,316 performances
February 25: P Zindel's "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little," premieres in New York City
February 28: 53rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA National Florida Jack Nicklaus wins his 2nd golf grand slam
February 28: WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, Kentucky (IND) begins broadcasting


March 1: Bomb attack on the Capitol in Washington D.C.
March 1: Clandestine Radio Deutsche Reich (Germany) begins transmitting on FM
March 3: South African Broadcasting lifts its ban on the Beatles
March 3: Winnie Mandela sentenced to 1 year in jail in South Africa
March 4: "City Command" kidnaps 4 U.S. military men at Ankara, Turkey
March 6: Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, vs. West Indies at Port-of-Spain
March 7: Egypt refuses to renew the Suez cease fire
March 8: Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15, retains heavyweight boxing title
March 8: Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record)
March 8: Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
March 9: J M Noreiga takes 9-95 WI vs. India at Port-of-Spain
March 10: Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
March 12: Rolling Stone Mick Jagger marries Bianca Perez Morena de Macias
March 12: Syrian premier Hafez Assad elected president
March 12: Turkish Government of Demirel forced to resign by Army
March 13: Live at Fillmore East recorded
March 14: Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV
March 14: Rolling Stones left England for France to escape taxes
March 14: South Vietnamese troops flee Laos
March 14: The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes
March 15: CBS TV announces it is dropping "Ed Sullivan Show"
March 15: Chatrooms make their debut on the Internet
March 16: 13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win
March 16: KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, Texas (IND) suspends broadcasting
March 18: 200 die in landslide into Lake Yanahuani, Chungar Peru
March 19: Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in 1 half
March 20: Boston Bruins win 13th straight NHL game
March 21: Gavaskar scores 1st of his 34 Test Cricket tons, 116 at Georgetown
March 21: Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
March 21: Vermont seasonal snowfall totals 132.2"
March 21: WCPB TV channel 28 in Salisbury, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
March 22: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
March 23: Dutch 2nd Chamber accept simplified divorce
March 23: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
March 25: Boston Patriots become New England Patriots
March 25: European council accepts Mansholt plan laying off 5 million farmers
March 25: Tom Jones, "She's a Lady," goes gold
March 26: Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence
March 26: "Benny Hill Show" tops TV ratings
March 26: "Cannon" with William Conrad premieres on CBS-TV
March 27: 33rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Villanova 68-62 UCLA wins their 5th consecutive NCAA basketball title
March 28: 25th Tony Awards: Sleuth and Company win
March 29: 1st Lt William L Calley, Jr. found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre
March 29: Chile president Allende nationalizes banks/copper mines
March 29: Conrad Van Emde Boas becomes West Europe's 1st sexology professor
March 29: Development of a serum hepatitis vaccine for children announced
March 29: Royal Albert Hall opens
March 29: WSVN (now WSBN) TV channel 47 in Norton, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting
March 31: South Africa national debt hits 5.45 billion
March 31: William Calley sentenced to life for Mi Lai Massacre


April 1: U.S. and Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere
April 1: United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership
April 2: Sci-fi soap opera "Dark Shadows" concludes an almost 5 year run
April 4: "Follies" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 524 performances
April 4: Marine clay under houses liquefies, 31 die (St-Jean-Vianney Quebec)
April 5: Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole
April 5: Mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy
April 5: U.S. Lt Wiliam Calley (My Lai Massacre) sentenced to life
April 5: WNJT TV channel 52 in Trenton, New Jersey (PBS) begins broadcasting
April 7: Dismissal of Curt Flood's suit against baseball is upheld by
April 7: President Nixon orders lt Calley (Mi Lai) free
April 7: WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, Florida (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
April 8: 1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York)
April 9: Ringo releases "It Don't Come Easy" in UK
April 10: 1st baseball game at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium, Phils beat Expos 4-1
April 10: U.S. table tennis team arrives in China PR
April 11: 35th Golf Masters Championship: Charles Coody wins, shooting a 279
April 11: "Johnny Johnson" opens/closes at Edison Theater New York City for 1 performance
April 11: WBFF TV channel 45 in Baltimore, MD (IND) begins broadcasting
April 14: Fort Point, San Francisco dedicated as a national historic site
April 14: President Nixon ends blockade against People's Republic of China
April 14: Stephen Sondheim's musical "Follies," premieres in New York City
April 14: Supreme Court upheld busing as means of achieving racial desegregation
April 15: 43rd Academy Awards - "Patton," George C Scott and Glenda Jackson win
April 15: "70, Girls, 70" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 35 performances
April 17: Egypt, Libya and Syria form federation (FAR)
April 17: People's Republic Bangladesh forms, under sheik Mujib ur-Rahman
April 18: Gavaskar makes 220 in 2nd inning vs. WI after 124 in 1st
April 18: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic
April 19: 75th Boston Marathon won by Alvaro Mejia of Colombia in 2:18:45
April 19: Charles Manson sentenced to life (Sharon Tate murder)
April 19: Sierra Leone becomes a republic (National Day)
April 19: U.S.S.R. Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit
April 20: Barbra Streisand records "We've Only Just Begun"
April 20: U.S. Supreme Court upholds use of busing to achieve racial desegregation
April 21: Original Codex Reguis (with Edda-liederen) returns to Iceland
April 22: Soyuz 10 launched
April 23: Columbia University operations virtually end, by student strike
April 23: Soyuz 10 launched; cosmonauts become 1st in Salyut 1 space station
April 24: "Frank Merriwell" opens/closes at Longacre Theater New York City for 1 perf
April 24: Soyuz 10 returns to Earth
April 25: About 200,000 anti-Vietnam War protesters march on Washington
April 25: Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
April 25: U.S. canal rights in Nicaragua and rights to Corn Islands expire
April 25: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 26: Heaviest rains ever in Bahia district of Brazil, 15" in 24 hours
April 26: Turkey state of siege proclaimed
April 27: Curt Flood resigns Senators after 13 games and departs for Denmark
April 28: Dutch social democratic party/D'66/DS'70 win parliamentary election
April 28: Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr. becomes 1st black Admiral in U.S. Navy
April 29: Bill Graham closes down Fillmore and Fillmore East
April 29: Boeing receives contract for Mariner 10, Mercury exploration
April 29: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 30: 25th NBA Championship: Milwaukee beat Baltimore Bullets in 4 games


May 1: 97th Kentucky Derby: Gustavo Avila on Canonero II wins in 2:03.2
May 1: Amtrak Railroad begins operation
May 1: Rolling Stones release "Brown Sugar"
May 2: Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
May 3: All Things Considered premieres on 112 National Public Radio stations
May 3: Erich Honecker succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
May 3: Nixon administration arrests 13,000 anti-war protesters in 3 days
May 3: Pulitzer prize awarded to John Toland (Rising Sun)
May 5: "Earl of Ruston" opens at Billy Rose Theater New York City for 5 performances
May 5: Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (New York City)
May 8: "Earl of Ruston" closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City after 5 performances
May 8: Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden
May 9: 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman and Jean Stapleton
May 9: Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)
May 9: Friends of Earth return 1500 non-returnable bottles to Schweppes
May 9: Largest walk in crowd (31,626) in Baltimore Oriole history
May 9: Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open
May 10: U.S. special delivery rates go from 45 cents to 60 cents
May 11: Cleveland's Steve Dunning becomes last AL pitcher to hit grand slam
May 12: Rolling Stone Mick Jagger weds Bianca Macias at St. Tropez Town Hall
May 13: Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane seriously injured in a car accident
May 15: "70, Girls, 70" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 35 performances
May 15: 97th Preakness: Gustavo Avila aboard Canonero II wins in 1:54
May 15: Radio Nordsee International's ship bombed
May 16: 1st class postage now costs 8 cents (was 6 cents)
May 16: Benjamin Britten's opera "Owen Wingrave," premieres in Aldwych
May 16: Bulgaria adopts it's constitution
May 17: Stephen Schwartz' musical "Godspell," premieres off-Broadway
May 17: Washington State bans sex discrimination
May 18: 4th ABA Championship: Utah Stars beat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3
May 18: Bulgarian constitution goes into effect
May 18: President Nixon rejects 60 demands of Congressional Black Caucus
May 18: Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3
May 19: U.S.S.R. launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
May 20: Pentagon reports blacks constitute 11% of U.S. soldiers in SE Asia
May 21: Chelsea wins 11th Europe Cup II in Athens
May 21: National Guard mobilizes to quell riot in Chattanooga, Tennessee
May 23: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale
May 23: Rock group Iron Butterfly disbands
May 24: A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard
May 25: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
May 26: Soviet Union's Concorde, TU-144, makes its 1st appearance
May 27: 23rd Walker Cup: Britain - Ireland, 13 - 11
May 27: UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship
May 28: Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"
May 28: U.S.S.R. Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
May 29: Court Room by Clarence Carter hits #61
May 30: 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; drunk LSD apple juice
May 30: Train crash at Duivendrecht, Netherlands, 5 die
May 30: U.S. Mariner 9, 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched
May 30: Willie Mays hits his 638th home run, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored
May 31: WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting


June 1: Ed Sullivan's final TV show on CBS
June 1: "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" opens at Golden New York City for 31 performances
June 2: Ajax wins 16th Europe Cup 1
June 3: Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman 2nd no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 1-0
June 3: Test Cricket debut of Imran Khan, vs. England at Edgbaston (5, 0-36, 0-19)
June 4: Joseph Luns appointed Secretary-General of NATO
June 4: Oakland A's beat Washington Senators, 5-3, in 21 innings
June 4: Zaheer Abbas scores Cricket 274 at Edgbaston, 544 minutes 38 fours
June 5: 103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6
June 6: Air West filght 706 collides with Navy Phantom jet over LA, 50 die
June 6: "Ed Sullivan Show" last broadcasts on CBS-TV
June 6: John Lennon and Yoko Ono unannounced appearance at Fillmore East in New York City
June 6: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
June 6: Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station
June 6: WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, Georgia (CBN) begins broadcasting
June 6: Willie Mays hits record 22nd and last extra inning home run
June 7: Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut
June 8: North Vietnam demands U.S. end aid to South Vietnam
June 8: White Sox draft Danny Goodwin #1, he refuses to sign
June 9: Abdul Zahir appointed premier of Afghanistan
June 9: Paul McCartney's album "Ram" goes gold
June 10: 11 die in a train crash in Salem, Illinois
June 10: 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling shalloon
June 11: U.S. and Japan sign accord to return Okinawa to Japan
June 11: U.S. ends ban on China trade
June 12: Tricia Nixon and Edward F Cox marry at White House
June 13: 17th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
June 13: New York Times began publishing "Pentagon Papers"
June 15: Vernon E Jordan, Jr., appointed executive director of National Urban League
June 16: Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
June 16: Racial disturbance in Jacksonville, Florida
June 19: Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus Ga, racial disturbance
June 20: Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Heritage Golf Open
June 21: 50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisiana
June 21: 71st U.S. Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 280 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
June 21: Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf
June 21: International Court of Justice asks South Africa to pull out of Namibia
June 23: Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
June 23: WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
June 25: Stevie Wonder releases "Where I'm Coming From"
June 26: Angels suspend Alex Johnson (after 5 benchings and 29 fines)
June 26: "Man of La Mancha" closes at ANTA Washington Square Theater New York City after 2329 performances
June 27: 26th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
June 27: "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at Golden New York City after 31 performances
June 28: Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 home runs and no-hits Reds
June 28: Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali
June 29: Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards sentenced on drug offense
June 29: Soyuz 11 docks with Salyut 1 for 22 days
June 30: Biesheuvel government forms
June 30: Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment


July 1: British and Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands
July 1: Golden Gate Bridge paid for
July 1: State of Washington becomes 1st state to ban sex discrimination
July 2: 78th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats M Smith (64 61)
July 2: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
July 3: 85th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: J Newcombe beats S Smith (63 57 26 64 64)
July 4: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
July 5: 26th amendment certified, reduces voting age to 18
July 5: Simon Gray's "Butley," premieres in London
July 6: Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda sworn in as President for Life of Malawi
July 6: White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks
July 8: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
July 9: Henry Kissinger visits China PR
July 10: 100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale
July 10: Failed attempt on King Hassan II Shirat Morocco, 101 killed
July 11: Chilean parliament nationalizes U.S. copper mines
July 11: Jane Blalock wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
July 11: Phillies Deron Johnson 3 home runs caps his 4 in a row
July 12: Juan Corona, indicted for 25 murders
July 13: 42nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-4 at Tiger Stadium, Detroit
July 13: All star MVP: Frank Robinson for the Baltimore Orioles
July 15: President Nixon announces he would visit China
July 16: Franco points prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain
July 17: Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship
July 18: Eddy Merckx wins his 3rd Tour de France
July 19: Sudan military coup under Major Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees
July 21: U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
July 22: Sudan military counter coup under premier Numeiry
July 24: WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
July 25: Judy Kimball wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
July 26: Apollo 15 launched (Scott and Irwin) to 4th manned landing on Moon
July 28: 16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning
July 28: Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"
July 30: 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)
July 30: George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"
July 30: Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162
July 30: U.S. Apollo 15 (Scott and Irwin) lands on Mare Imbrium on the Moon
July 31: Apollo 15 astronauts take 6 hour electric car ride on Moon
July 31: Deventer Soccer team Go Ahead Eagles forms


August 1: CBS presents Masterpiece Theatre's 6 Wives of Henry VIII
August 1: George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in New York City
August 1: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
August 3: Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings
August 4: U.S. launches 1st satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft
August 5: WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
August 7: Apollo 15 returns to Earth
August 8: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
August 8: Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
August 9: Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame
August 10: 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research
August 10: Twins' Harmon Killebrew is 10th to amass 500 home runs, and adds his 501st
August 11: Construction begins on Louisiana Superdome
August 11: Harmon Killebrew hits home runs #500 and 501
August 12: Syriam President Assad drops diplomatic relations with Jordan
August 13: Paul and Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car"
August 14: Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule
August 14: Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0
August 14: France performs nuclear test
August 15: Charles Lismont wins Helsinki marathon (2:13:09.0)
August 15: KVRL (now KRIV) TV ch 26 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
August 15: President Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents
August 15: Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
August 20: FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr
August 22: Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, President Torres driven out
August 22: Pam Barnett wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open
August 23: WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
August 24: India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms
August 26: Dutch Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia
August 26: New York Giant football team announces they're leaving Bronx for New Jersey in 1975
August 26: Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game
August 30: WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
August 31: Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30)
August 31: Dave Scott becomes 1st person to drive a car on Moon


September 1: John Newcombe is 1st top-seed man to lose in 1st round of U.S. Open
September 1: Qatar declares independence from Britain
September 1: Rolling Stones sue manager Allen Klein
September 2: Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slammer
September 2: Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors win their 1st U.S. Open tennis matches
September 2: New York's Electric Circus Club goes out of business
September 3: John Lennon leaves U.K. for New York City, never to return
September 3: Manlio Brosio resigns as Secretary-General of NATO
September 3: Qatar regains complete independence from Britain
September 3: Watergate team breaks into Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office
September 4: Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, kills 109 (Alaska)
September 5: Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win
September 5: New York Mets Don Hahn hits 1st inside the park homer at Phillies Vet
September 6: Jerry Lewis' 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises
September 8: John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts opens in Washington D.C.
September 9: 1,000 convicts riot and seize Attica, New York prison
September 9: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)
September 9: John Lennon releases "Imagine" album
September 9: NHL great Gordie Howe retires
September 10: KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
September 11: "2 by 2" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 343 performances
September 11: Egypt adopts its constitution
September 11: Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972
September 12: 85th U.S. Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals (64 76)
September 12: 91st U.S. Mens Tennis: Stan Smith beats Jan Kodes (36 63 62 76)
September 13: 11 guards and 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison
September 13: Frank Robinson hits his 500th home run
September 13: Nikita Krushchev, Soviet premier, buried in Moscow
September 13: WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 13: World Hockey Association forms
September 14: Cleveland Indians and Washington Senators, play 20 innings
September 15: 1st broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC-TV
September 16: 6 Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school buses
September 16: West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with soviet President Brezhnev
September 18: 19th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats Europe, 18 -13 at Old Warson CC Mo
September 19: 1st New York City Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22
September 19: 2nd New York City Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54
September 21: AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)
September 21: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are Dick Cavett's only guest
September 22: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 23: John Vermeers painting "The liefdesbrief" stolen
September 24: 90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying
September 24: Eyskens-Cools disbands Belgium parliament
September 24: Houston Astros beat San Diego Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings
September 26: Jim Palmer is 4th Oriole to win at least 20 games this season
September 26: Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
September 26: WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 27: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 28: Budapest in 1956 to escape treason charges, ends exile and flies to Rome
September 28: Cardinal Josef Mindszenty of Hungary took refuge in U.S. Embassy in
September 28: New York Times reports growing interest of white youth in black gospel music
September 29: Cyclone and tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000
September 29: "McMillan and Wife," debuts on NBC-TV
September 29: Orbiting Solar Observatory VII launched
September 29: Ron Hunt is hit by a pitch for record 50th time in a season
September 29: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 30: Last Washington Senator home game, New York Yankees win career 5th forfeit game Yankees trailing 4-2 in 9th with 2 outs, fans rush field


October 1: Joseph Luns becomes Secretary-General of NATO
October 1: Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens
October 2: Homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race
October 3: Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000
October 4: Borden's opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World
October 4: KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, California (IND) begins broadcasting
October 4: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
October 7: T McNally's "Where has Tommy Flowers gone?," premieres in New York City
October 8: John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"
October 8: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 9: Japans emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands
October 9: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 10: 1st game played at Philadelphia's Veteran Stadium, Phils win 4-1
October 10: 5th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Pride wins
October 10: Fenholt and Webber's musical "Jesus Christ Superstar," premieres in New York City
October 10: Rain washes out Game 2, 1st World Series postponement since 1962
October 11: 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
October 11: Brooks Robinson ties Series record, reaches base 5 straight times
October 11: Frank McGee becomes news anchor of Today Show
October 11: Switzerland recognizes North Vietnam
October 12: "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Mark Hellinger New York City for 711 performances
October 13: 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
October 13: WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting
October 14: 2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances
October 14: John and Yoko appear on "Dick Cavett Show"
October 16: Amphitheater in McLaren Park is dedicated in San Francisco
October 17: Cleveland Metroparks' Rocky River Nature Center opens
October 17: Judy Rankin wins LPGA Quality-First Golf Classic
October 17: Pittsburgh Pirates beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series
October 19: Last issue of "Look" magazine is published
October 20: "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death" opens at Barrymore for 325 per
October 20: West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize
October 21: Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda
October 21: "To Live Another Summer" opens at Helen Hayes New York City for 173 performances
October 21: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 21: William H Rehnquist and Lewis F Powell nominated to U.S. Supreme Court by Nixon, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black and John Harlan
October 22: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
October 23: WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida (ABC) begins
October 24: Harry Drake sets longest arrow flight by a footbow (1 mile 268 yards)
October 24: Texas Stadium opens-Cowboys beat Patriots 44-21
October 25: Belgium and China establish diplomatic relations
October 25: General Meeting of United Nations agrees to admit China PR
October 25: Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World
October 25: U.N. votes to expel Taiwan and admit Red China
October 27: Republic of Congo-Kinshasa becomes Republic of Zaire
October 27: Steve Garvey weds Cynthia Truhan
October 28: England becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit
October 28: John and Yoko record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in New York City
October 31: "On the Town" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 65 performances


November 1: Eisenhower dollar put into circulation
November 2: "Great Harp" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 7 performances
November 2: Orioles Pat Dobson no-hits Yomiuri Giants, 2-0
November 3: "Play Misty For Me" premieres
November 5: Bolivia passes death penalty for political kidnapping
November 5: NBA's Los Angeles Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak
November 6: "Great Harp" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 7 performances
November 6: U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
November 9: David Storey's "Changing Room," premieres in London
November 9: John List kills family and moves to Colorado
November 10: Joe Torre wins NL MVP, Vida Blue wins AL MVP
November 10: U.S. table tennis team arrived in China
November 11: Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15
November 11: Neil Simons "prisoner of Second Avenue," premieres in New York City
November 13: Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet, Mars
November 15: Intel advertises 4004-processor
November 18: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
November 20: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 21: New York Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
November 21: Richard Baker becomes teacher of San Francisco Zen Center
November 22: "Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 144 performances
November 23: China People's Republic seated in United Nations Security Council
November 23: Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement
November 24: Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year
November 24: Dan "DB" Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000
November 24: Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison, New Jersey
November 25: 37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (quarterback)
November 25: "Dan Cooper" jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington
November 27: Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
November 28: 59th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-11
November 28: "Me Nobody Knows" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 587 performances
November 29: 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World
November 29: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 30: TV movie "Brian's Song," airs for 1st time on ABC-TV


December 1: "2 Gentlemen of Verona" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 613 performances
December 1: Cubs release Ernie Banks and sign him as a coach
December 1: Galt MacDermot/John Guare's "2 gentlemen of Verona," premieres in New York City
December 1: John and Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US
December 1: People's Republic of South Yemen renames itself People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
December 2: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah and Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates
December 2: Soviet Mars 3 is 1st to soft land on Mars
December 2: United Arab Emirates, (Trucial States) declares independence from UK
December 2: Zayid bin Sultan Al Nuhayyan of Abu Dhabi becomes President of UAE
December 3: Miss Teenage America Pageant
December 3: President Nixon commutes Jimmy Hoffa's jail term
December 5: KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast
December 6: Lewis Franklin Powell confirmed as Supreme Court justice
December 7: "Wild and Wonderful" opens/closes at Lyceum Theater New York City
December 7: Wings release their 1st album "Wild Life"
December 9: Lewis F Powell, Jr. appointed to Supreme Court
December 10: West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel prize of peace
December 10: William H Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court justice
December 13: John Sinclair (sentence: 10 yrs, sold 2 marijuana joints) is freed
December 14: Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure
December 14: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 15: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 16: Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares independence from Pakistan
December 16: Don McLean's 8+ minute version of "American Pie" released
December 16: India's army occupies Dacca, West Pakistani troops surrenders
December 17: Cease fire between India and Pakistan in Kashmir
December 17: "Diamonds are Forever" premieres in US
December 17: Radio Bangladesh begins transmitting
December 18: 1st Candlelight Processional
December 18: CBS radio cancels Saturday morning band concerts
December 18: People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic
December 19: CBS airs "Homecoming A Christmas Story," (introducing the Waltons)
December 19: "Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 97 performances
December 19: NASA launches Intelsat 4 F-3 for COMSAT Corp
December 19: Stanley Kubrick's X-rated "A Clockwork Orange" premieres
December 20: Pakistan president Yahya Khan resigns
December 21: U.N. Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim as 4th secretary General
December 22: KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks/College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting
December 22: U.N. General Assembly ratifies Kurt Waldheim as Secretary-General
December 22: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
December 24: Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later
December 25: Longest NFL game (82m40s) as Dolphins beat Chiefs 27-24
December 25: Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) form Jesse Jackson
December 25: Worst hotel fire in history kills 163 at Taeyokale Hotel in Seoul
December 28: Hasj falls from now on under(neath) the Opiumwet
December 30: Long Island NHL franchise purchased (New York Islanders)
December 30: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 31: KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, Idaho (PBS) begins broadcasting
December 31: Lieutenant General Robert E Cushman,, Jr., USMC, ends term as deputy director of CIA
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