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1971Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth one million dollars, the first million dollar contract in NHL history

1971Cubs release Ernie Banks & sign him as a coach

1971US Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali

1971Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship

1971"My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hit #1 on UK pop chart

1971Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV

1971Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season

1971John Lennon releases "Imagine" album

1971Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial

1971Stevie Wonder releases "Where I'm Coming From"

1971George Harrison is fined & his driving license is suspended for 1 year

1971Fed grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger

197185th US Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals (64 76)

1971Paul McCartney's album "Ram" goes gold

1971George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC

1971Henry Kissinger visits China PR

1971Franco appoints prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain

1971Stanley Kubrick's X-rated "A Clockwork Orange" premieres

1971John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

1971Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches

1971George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"

1971Barbra Streisand records "We've Only Just Begun"

1971Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK

1971John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan

1971Sam Giancana returns to the United States after spending seven years of exile in Mexico

197117th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

1971Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, buried in Moscow

1971Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic

1971John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Power to the People"

197153rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA Natl FL Jack Nicklaus wins his 2nd golf grand slam

1971Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings

1971John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)

1971Tom Jones' "She's a Lady" goes gold

1971Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale

1971Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days

1971Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"

1971J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.

1971Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award, Hollywood

1971Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

1971Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15, retains heavyweight boxing title at Madison Sq Garden

1971George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"

1971Willie Mays hits record 22nd & last extra inning HR

1971US President Richard Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices & rents

1971Jerry Lewis' 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises

1971Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House

1971Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored

1971Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000

1971Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Avenue" premieres in NYC

1971Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda

1971Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders

1971 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Cigarette advertisements banned on TV 
Jan 2
A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66 
Jan 3
"President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 72 perfs 
Jan 3
Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game 
Jan 3
Dallas Cowboys beat SF '49ers 17-10 in NFC championship game 
Jan 4
Congressional Black Caucus organizes 
Jan 4
Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is 
Jan 4
Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims 
Jan 4
Philadelphia's Veteran Stadium dedicated 
Jan 5
1st one-day international, Australia v England at the MCG 
Jan 5
Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak 
Jan 5
US heavyweight "Sonny" Liston's (36) corpse found 
Jan 6
Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones 
Jan 6
Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate 
Jan 6
Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days 
Jan 7
-40°F (-40°C), Hawley Lake, Ariz (state record) 
Jan 8
29 pilot whales beach themselves & die at San Clemente Island, Calif 
Jan 8
Voyageurs National Park, Minn established 
Jan 9
"Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic NYC after 19 perf 
Jan 10
"Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 perfs 
Jan 10
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur 
Jan 10
Members of the Irish Republican Army carry out a 'punishment attack' by tarring and feathering 4 men accused of criminal activities in Catholic areas of Belfast 
Jan 11
Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves 
Jan 12
"All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV 
Jan 12
"Soon" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 3 performances 
Jan 12
Congressional Black Caucus organizes 
Jan 12
Fed grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger 
Jan 12
Negotiations over price of petroleum begin in Tehran between 6 OPEC Persian Gulf states and 22 oil companies 
Jan 13
"Soon" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances 
Jan 14
John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs 
Jan 15
"Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances 
Jan 15
Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt 
Jan 15
George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" 
Jan 16
Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7) 
Jan 17
Super Bowl V: Balt Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Chuck Howley, Dallas, LB 
Jan 17
At a party conference in Dublin, Sinn Féin end their 65 year abstentionist policy and agree that any elected representative could take their seat at the Dáil 
Jan 18
Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in NY, to become WWF champ 
Jan 18
Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark attends a meeting in London with British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling 
Jan 19
"No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances 
Jan 19
24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston 
Jan 19
Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial 
Jan 19
NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association 
Jan 20
Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8) 
Jan 20
John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan 
Jan 21
"Alias Smith & Jones" premieres on ABC TV 
Jan 22
John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Power to the People" 
Jan 23
-80°F (-62°C) in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska (US record) 
Jan 23
4th ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 122 at Carolina 
Jan 23
UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row 
Jan 23
Riots break out in the Shankill Road area of Belfast, North Ireland 
Jan 24
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-6 
Jan 25
Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders 
Jan 25
Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state 
Jan 25
Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada 
Jan 25
Phila mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar 
Jan 25
WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting 
Jan 25
The 170 delegates of the Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) call for the resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark 
Jan 26
Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts law against limitation of war crimes 
Jan 27
Montgomery St Station, last link in BART, `holed thru' 
Jan 27
The body of a man who had been shot dead is found in Belfast 
Jan 29
Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, v England at Adelaide 
Jan 30
"Ari" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 19 performances 
Jan 30
Dennis Lillee takes 5-84 in his 1st Test bowl, v England 
Jan 30
UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak 
Jan 31
"My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hit #1 on UK pop chart 
Jan 31
Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands 
Jan 31
Jake Beckley, Joe Kelley, Harry Hooper, Rube Marquard, Chick Hafey 
Jan 31
US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn 
Jan 31
US male Figure Skating championship won by John Misha Petkevich 
Jan 31
& Dave Bancroft & George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame 
Feb 2
Idi Amin ousts Milton Obote to become dictator of Uganda 
Feb 3
KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast 
Feb 3
There is a series of house searches by the British Army in Catholic areas of Belfast, resulting in serious rioting and gun battles 
Feb 3
OPEC mandates "total embargo" against any company that rejects 55 percent tax rate 
Feb 4
Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks 
Feb 4
British car maker Rolls Royce declared itself bankrupt 
Feb 4
Government exhibit under construction in Brazil collapses, kills 65 
Feb 4
National Guard mobilized to quell rioting in Wilmington NC 
Feb 4
Lieutenant-General Vernon Erskine-Crum becomes General Officer Commanding of the British Army in Northern Ireland 
Feb 5
Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro Alan Shepard & Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hrs 
Feb 6
1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard) 
Feb 6
Bernard Watt (28), a Catholic civilian, is shot and killed by the British Army (BA) during street disturbances in Ardoyne, Belfast 
Feb 6
The Irish Republican Army shoots and kills Gunner Robert Curtis, the first British soldier to die during the 'Troubles' 
Feb 6
James Saunders (22), a member of the IRA, is shot and killed by the British Army during a gun battle near the Oldpark Road, Belfast 
Feb 7
Switzerland votes in women's suffrage 
Feb 8
Pedro Morales beats Ivan Koloff in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ 
Feb 8
South Vietnamese troops invade Laos 
Feb 8
The Nasdaq stock market index debuts. 
Feb 9
Apollo 14 returns to Earth 
Feb 9
Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family 
Feb 9
Quake in San Fernando Valley kills 64 & causes over $½B damage 
Feb 9
Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball HOF 
Feb 9
5 men are killed near a BBC transmitter on Brougher Mountain, County Tyrone, in a landmine attack carried out by the Irish Republican Army 
Feb 10
American Mensa Ltd incorporates in New York 
Feb 10
Bill White becomes 1st black baseball announcer (NY Yankees) 
Feb 10
John Guares "House of Blue Leaves," premieres in NYC 
Feb 10
Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa 
Feb 11
Montreal Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal 
Feb 11
US, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons 
Feb 12
Only Test Cricket for Ken Eastwood, who scored 5 & 0 Aust v England 
Feb 13
12,000 South Vietnamese troops cross into Laos 
Feb 13
Golfing VP Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into crowd, injuring 2 
Feb 14
Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television 
Feb 14
Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House 
Feb 14
Tehran agreement signed; oil companies accept 55 percent tax rate, immediate increase in posted prices, and further successive increases 
Feb 15
After 1,200 years Great Britain abandons 12-shilling system for the decimal currency 
Feb 15
A British soldier dies 7 days after being mortally wounded in an Irish Republican Army attack in North Ireland 
Feb 17
England regains cricket Ashes with a 2-0 series win 
Feb 19
Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK 
Feb 19
Walt Wesley becomes 1st Cleve Cavalier to score 50 pts in a game 
Feb 20
Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season 
Feb 20
Maj General Idi Amin Dada appoints himself president of Uganda 
Feb 20
Natl Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes 
Feb 21
Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic 
Feb 21
Series of tornadoes cuts through Miss & La killing 117 
Feb 21
The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna. 
Feb 22
Lt Gen Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria 
Feb 23
Boston Bruins begin 13 NHL game win streak 
Feb 23
George Harrison is fined & his driving license is suspended for 1 year 
Feb 23
Lt Calley confessed & implicates Captain Medina 
Feb 24
Algeria nationalizes 51 percent of French oil concessions 
Feb 25
"Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 1,316 performances 
Feb 25
P Zindel's "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little," premieres in NYC 
Feb 25
Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark holds a meeting with Catholic Cardinal of Ireland William Conway, the first such meeting between men holding these offices since 1921 
Feb 26
Secretary-General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day. 
Feb 26
Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are shot and killed by the Irish Republican Army while on a mobile patrol in the Ardoyne area of Belfast, North Ireland 
Feb 27
Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform aborti provocati. 
Feb 28
WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, KY (IND) begins broadcasting 
Feb 28
53rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA Natl FL Jack Nicklaus wins his 2nd golf grand slam 
Feb 28
A British soldier dies in Derry after his vehicle had been attacked with petrol bombs (he died as a result of inhaling chemicals from fire extinguisers that were used to put out the fire) 
Mar 1
Bomb attack on the Capitol in Wash DC 
Mar 1
Clandestine Radio Deutsche Reich (Germany) begins transmitting on FM 
Mar 3
South African Broadcasting Corp lifts its ban on the Beatles 
Mar 3
Winnie Mandela sentenced to 1 year in jail in South Africa 
Mar 4
"City Command" kidnaps 4 US military men at Ankara, Turkey 
Mar 6
Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, v West Indies at Port-of-Spain 
Mar 7
Egypt refuses to renew the Suez cease fire 
Mar 8
Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15, retains heavyweight boxing title at Madison Sq Garden 
Mar 8
Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record) 
Mar 8
Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner" 
Mar 8
Gun battle between Official Irish Republican Army and Provisional IRA leave 1 man was killed; the feud between the two wings of the IRA had been developing since the split in 1970 
Mar 9
J M Noreiga takes 9-95 WI v India at Port-of-Spain 
Mar 9
Three off-duty Scottish soldiers are killed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army; 4000 shipyard workers take to the streets to demand internment in response 
Mar 10
US Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18 
Mar 10
Three members of the Royal Highland Fusiliers (a regiment of the British Army) are killed by members of the Irish Republican Army 
Mar 12
Syrian premier Hafez Assad elected president 
Mar 12
Turkish Government of Demirel forced to resign by Army 
Mar 12
Thousands of Belfast shipyard workers march demanding the introduction of Internment for members of the Irish Republican Army 
Mar 13
Live at Fillmore East recorded 
Mar 14
Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV 
Mar 14
South Vietnamese troops flee Laos 
Mar 14
The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes 
Mar 15
Chatrooms make their debut on the Internet 
Mar 16
13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win 
Mar 16
KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting 
Mar 16
Government of Trygve Bratteli in Norway. 
Mar 16
Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award, Hollywood 
Mar 16
Northern Ireland Prime Minister Chichester-Clark meets with British PM Heath to disucss the security situation in Northern Ireland 
Mar 18
200 die in landslide into Lake Yanahuani, Chungar Peru 
Mar 19
Phila 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in 1 half 
Mar 20
Boston Bruins win 13th straight NHL game 
Mar 20
Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark resigns in protest at what he views as a limited security response by the British government 
Mar 21
Gavaskar scores 1st of his 34 Test Cricket tons, 116 at Georgetown 
Mar 21
Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic 
Mar 21
Vermont seasonal snowfall totals 132.2" 
Mar 21
WCPB TV channel 28 in Salisbury, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 22
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Mar 22
Brian Faulkner becomes the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland 
Mar 23
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Mar 25
Boston Patriots become New England Patriots 
Mar 25
European council accepts Mansholt plan laying off 5 million farmers 
Mar 25
Tom Jones' "She's a Lady" goes gold 
Mar 25
James Callaghan speaks at a rally of the Northern Ireland labour movement, but rejects calls for the Labour Party to open membership to those living in N. Ireland 
Mar 26
"Benny Hill Show" tops TV ratings 
Mar 26
"Cannon" with William Conrad premieres on CBS-TV 
Mar 26
Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence 
Mar 27
33rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Villanova 68-62 UCLA wins their 5th consecutive NCAA basketball title 
Mar 27
The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) holds its first Annual Conference in the Ulster Hall in Belfast 
Mar 28
25th Tony Awards: Sleuth & Company win 
Mar 29
1st Lt William L Calley Jr found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre 
Mar 29
Chile president Allende nationalizes banks/copper mines 
Mar 29
Conrad Van Emde Boas becomes West Europe's 1st sexology professor 
Mar 29
Development of a serum hepatitis vaccine for children announced 
Mar 29
WSVN (now WSBN) TV channel 47 in Norton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 31
South Africa national debt hits 5.45 billion 
Mar 31
William Calley sentenced to life for Mi Lai Massacre 
Apr 1
US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere 
Apr 1
United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership 
Apr 2
Sci-fi soap opera "Dark Shadows" concludes an almost 5 year run 
Apr 2
Libya concludes 5 weeks of negotiations with Western oil companies in Tripoli 
Apr 4
"Follies" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 524 performances 
Apr 4
Marine clay under houses liquefies in St-Jean-Vianney, Quebec, 31 die 
Apr 5
Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole 
Apr 5
Mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy 
Apr 5
US Lt Wiliam Calley (My Lai Massacre) sentenced to life 
Apr 5
WNJT TV channel 52 in Trenton, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Apr 5
In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike. 
Apr 6
During a debate at Westminster on Northern Ireland, Harold Wilson of the Labour Party claimes that a draft Bill for the imposition of direct rule exists 
Apr 7
Dismissal of Curt Flood's suit against baseball is upheld by 
Apr 7
Pres Nixon orders lt Calley (Mi Lai) free 
Apr 7
WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge US Circuit Court of Appeals 
Apr 8
1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York) 
Apr 9
Ringo releases "It Don't Come Easy" in UK 
Apr 10
1st baseball game at Phila's Veterans Stadium, Phils beat Expos 4-1 
Apr 10
US table tennis team arrives in China PR 
Apr 10
The Republican commemorations is held in Belfast of the Easter Rising (in 1916 in Dublin), revealing conflicts between the two wings of the Irish Republican Army 
Apr 11
"Johnny Johnson" opens/closes at Edison Theater NYC for 1 performance 
Apr 11
35th Golf Masters Championship: Charles Coody wins, shooting a 279 
Apr 11
WBFF TV channel 45 in Baltimore, MD (IND) begins broadcasting 
Apr 14
Fort Point, SF dedicated as a national historic site 
Apr 14
President Nixon ends blockade against People's Republic of China 
Apr 14
Stephen Sondheim's musical "Follies" premieres in NYC 
Apr 14
Supreme Court upheld busing as means of achieving racial desegregation 
Apr 15
"70, Girls, 70" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 35 performances 
Apr 15
43rd Academy Awards - "Patton", George C Scott & Glenda Jackson win 
Apr 17
Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR) 
Apr 17
People's Republic Bangladesh forms, under sheik Mujib ur-Rahman 
Apr 18
Gavaskar makes 220 in 2nd inning v WI after 124 in 1st 
Apr 18
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic 
Apr 19
75th Boston Marathon won by Alvaro Mejia of Colombia in 2:18:45 
Apr 19
Charles Manson sentenced to life (Sharon Tate murder) 
Apr 19
Sierra Leone becomes a republic (Natl Day) 
Apr 19
USSR Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit 
Apr 20
Barbra Streisand records "We've Only Just Begun" 
Apr 20
US Supreme Court upholds use of busing to achieve racial desegregation 
Apr 21
Original Codex Reguis (with Edda-liederen) returns to Iceland 
Apr 22
Soyuz 10 launched 
Apr 23
Columbia University operations virtually end, by student strike 
Apr 23
Soyuz 10 launched; cosmonauts become 1st in Salyut 1 space station 
Apr 24
"Frank Merriwell" opens and closes at Longacre Theater NYC (1 performance only) 
Apr 24
Soyuz 10 returns to Earth 
Apr 25
About 200,000 anti-Vietnam War protesters march on Washington 
Apr 25
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational 
Apr 25
US canal rights in Nicaragua & rights to Corn Islands expire 
Apr 25
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Apr 25
The Northern Ireland census is held 
Apr 26
Heaviest rains ever in Bahia district of Brazil, 15" in 24 hrs 
Apr 26
SF lightship replaced by automatic buoy 
Apr 26
Turkey state of siege proclaimed 
Apr 27
Curt Flood resigns Senators after 13 games & departs for Denmark 
Apr 28
Dutch social democratic party/D'66/DS'70 win parliamentary election 
Apr 28
Samuel Lee Gravely Jr becomes 1st black admiral in US Navy 
Apr 29
Bill Graham closes down Fillmore & Fillmore East 
Apr 29
Boeing receives contract for Mariner 10, Mercury exploration 
Apr 29
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 30
25th NBA Championship: Milwaukee beat Balt 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
National Public Radio begins programming 
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 NYC for 5 performances 
May 5
Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (NYC) 
May 8
"Earl of Ruston" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 5 performances 
May 9
23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman & Jean Stapleton win 
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 Balt Oriole history 
May 9
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open 
May 10
US 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 13
Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane seriously injured in a car accident 
May 15
"70, Girls, 70" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC 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 15
Irish Republican Army member William 'Billy' Reid is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast 
May 16
1st class postage now costs 8 cents (was 6 cents) 
May 16
Benjamin Britten's opera "Owen Wingrave" premieres in Aldwych London 
May 16
Bulgaria adopts its 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
Pres Nixon rejects 60 demands of Congressional Black Caucus 
May 18
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3 
May 18
Vampire rapist Wayne Bodens last victim found 
May 19
USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars 
May 20
Pentagon reports blacks constitute 11% of US soldiers in SE Asia 
May 21
Chelsea wins 11th Europe Cup II in Athens 
May 21
National Guard mobilizes to quell riot in Chattanooga Tenn 
May 22
A British soldier is killed by members of the Official Irish Republican Army in Belfast 
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
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
May 25
The Provisional Irish Republican Army throw a time bomb into Springfield Road British Army base in Belfast, killing British Army Sergeant Michael Willetts and wounding seven officers 
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
USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars 
May 29
Court Room by Clarence Carter hits #61 
May 29
Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:10:11.545 (253.850 km/h) 
May 30
36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; drunk LSD apple juice 
May 30
Train crash at Duivendrecht, Netherlands, 5 die 
May 30
US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched 
May 30
Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored 
May 31
WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Jun 1
"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" opens at Golden NYC for 31 perfs 
Jun 1
Ed Sullivan's final TV show on CBS 
Jun 2
Ajax wins 16th Europe Cup 1 
Jun 3
Chic Cub Ken Holtzman 2nd no-hitter beats Cin Reds, 1-0 
Jun 3
Test Cricket debut of Imran Khan, v Engl at Edgbaston (5, 0-36, 0-19) 
Jun 4
J Luns appointed secretary-general of NATO 
Jun 4
Oakland A's beat Wash Senators, 5-3, in 21 innings 
Jun 4
Zaheer Abbas scores Cricket 274 at Edgbaston, 544 minutes 38 fours 
Jun 5
103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6 
Jun 6
"Ed Sullivan Show" last broadcasts on CBS-TV 
Jun 6
Air West filght 706 collides with Navy Phantom jet over LA, 50 die 
Jun 6
John Lennon & Yoko Ono unannounced appearance at Fillmore East in NYC 
Jun 6
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
Jun 6
Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station 
Jun 6
WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, GA (CBN) begins broadcasting 
Jun 6
Willie Mays hits record 22nd & last extra inning HR 
Jun 7
Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut 
Jun 8
North Vietnam demands US end aid to South Vietnam 
Jun 8
White Sox draft Danny Goodwin #1, he refuses to sign 
Jun 8
General Officer Commanding the British Army Harry Tuzo, then claims that a permanent military solution to the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland could not be achieved 
Jun 9
Abdul Zahir appointed premier of Afghanistan 
Jun 9
Paul McCartney's album "Ram" goes gold 
Jun 10
11 die in a train crash in Salem Ill 
Jun 10
44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling shalloon 
Jun 11
US & Japan sign accord to return Okinawa to Japan 
Jun 11
US ends ban on China trade 
Jun 13
17th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth 
Jun 13
The New York Times begin publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, classified documents on the long history of the U.S. in Vietnam 
Jun 13
In defiance of a government ban, members of the Orange Order march through the mainly Catholic town of Dungiven, County Londonderry causing a riot 
Jun 15
Vernon E Jordan Jr, appointed exec director of National Urban League 
Jun 16
Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen 
Jun 16
Racial disturbance in Jacksonville Florida 
Jun 18
Social Democratic and Labour Party and Nationalist Members of Parliament refuse to attend the state opening of Stormont (North Ireland Parliament) 
Jun 19
Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus Ga, racial disturbance 
Jun 20
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Heritage Golf Open 
Jun 21
50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisiana 
Jun 21
71st US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 280 at Merion GC in Ardmore PA 
Jun 21
Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf 
Jun 21
Intl Court of Justice asks South-Africa to pull out of Namibia 
Jun 22
a Pretoria court rules that the former leader of the banned Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Robert Sobukwe, will not be allowed to use his exit permit to leave South Africa for his studies in the United States. 
Jun 23
Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0 
Jun 23
WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Jun 25
Stevie Wonder releases "Where I'm Coming From" 
Jun 26
"Man of La Mancha" closes at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC after 2329 perfs 
Jun 26
Angels suspend Alex Johnson (after 5 benchings & 29 fines) 
Jun 27
"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at Golden NYC after 31 perfs 
Jun 27
26th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner 
Jun 28
Fillmore East closes 
Jun 28
Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 HRs & no-hits Reds 
Jun 28
US Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali 
Jun 29
Rolling Stones Mick Jagger & Keith Richards sentenced on drug offense 
Jun 29
Soyuz 11 docks with Salyut 1 for 22 days 
Jun 30
Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment 
Jul 1
Britain & Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands 
Jul 1
Debt raised to build San Franisco's Golden Gate Bridge paid off 
Jul 1
State of Washington becomes 1st state to ban sex discrimination 
Jul 2
78th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats Margaret Smith (64 61) 
Jul 2
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Jul 3
85th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: J Newcombe beats S Smith (63 57 26 64 64) 
Jul 4
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Jul 5
26th amendment to the US constitution certified (reduces voting age to 18) 
Jul 5
Simon Gray's "Butley" premieres in London 
Jul 6
Barend Biesheuvel government forms in Netherlands 
Jul 6
Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda sworn in as President for Life of Malawi 
Jul 6
White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks 
Jul 6
A member of the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) is killed in a premature explosion in County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland 
Jul 8
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 8
During street disturbances, British soldiers shoot dead two Catholic civilians in Free Derry; as a result, riots erupted in the city and the Social Democratic and Labour Party withdraws from Stormont in protest 
Jul 9
Henry Kissinger visits China PR 
Jul 10
100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale 
Jul 10
Failed attempt on King Hassan II Shirat Morocco, 101 killed 
Jul 11
Chilean parliament nationalizes US copper mines 
Jul 11
Jane Blalock wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic 
Jul 11
Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row 
Jul 11
The Irish Republican Army set off a number of bombs in the centre of Belfast injuring a number of people 
Jul 12
Juan Corona, indicted for 25 murders 
Jul 13
42nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-4 at Tiger Stadium, Detroit 
Jul 13
All star MVP: Frank Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) 
Jul 15
Pres Nixon announces he would visit People's Rep of China 
Jul 16
Franco appoints prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain 
Jul 16
The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) withdraw from Stormont (North Ireland Parliament) after no inquiry is announced into the shooting dead of Seamus Cusack and Desmond Beattie 
Jul 17
Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship 
Jul 18
Eddy Merckx wins his 3rd Tour de France 
Jul 19
Sudan military coup under maj Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees 
Jul 21
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 21
Sam Giancana returns to the United States after spending seven years of exile in Mexico 
Jul 22
Sudanese military counter-coup under premier Numeiry 
Jul 23
The British Army carry out early morning raids across Northern Ireland and arrest 48 people 
Jul 24
WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Jul 25
Judy Kimball wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open 
Jul 26
Apollo 15 launched (Scott & Irwin) to 4th manned landing on Moon 
Jul 28
16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning 
Jul 28
Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie" 
Jul 30
38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289) 
Jul 30
George Harrison releases "Bangladesh" 
Jul 30
Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162 
Jul 30
US Apollo 15 (Scott & Irwin) lands on Mare Imbrium on the Moon 
Jul 31
Apollo 15 astronauts take 6½ hour electric car ride on Moon 
Jul 31
Deventer Soccer team Go Ahead Eagles forms 
Jul 31
Venezuela's Hydrocarbons Reversion Law mandates gradual transfer to government ownership of all "unexploited concession areas" by 1974 and "all their residual assets" by 1983 
Aug 1
CBS presents Masterpiece Theatre's 6 Wives of Henry VIII 
Aug 1
George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC 
Aug 1
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational 
Aug 3
Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings 
Aug 4
US launches 1st satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft 
Aug 5
WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Aug 5
The British Parliament debate the security situation in Northern Ireland 
Aug 7
Apollo 15 returns to Earth 
Aug 7
A Catholic man is shot dead by a British soldier in Belfast 
Aug 8
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Aug 8
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open 
Aug 8
A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army in Belfast 
Aug 9
Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame 
Aug 9
Operation Demetrius (or Internment) is introduced in Northern Ireland allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial; the security forces arrested 342 people suspected of supporting paramilitaries 
Aug 10
16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research 
Aug 10
Twins' Harmon Killebrew is 10th to amass 500 HRs, & adds his 501st 
Aug 10
During the internment round-up operation in west Belfast, the Parachute Regiment kill 11 unarmed civilians in what became known as the Ballymurphy massacre 
Aug 11
Construction begins on Louisiana Superdome 
Aug 11
Harmon Killebrew hits HRs #500 & 501 
Aug 11
4 people are shot dead in separate incidents in Belfast; three of them by the British Army, as violence continues following the introduction of Internment and Operation Demetrius 
Aug 12
Syriam Pres Assad drops diplomatic relations with Jordan 
Aug 13
Paul & Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car" 
Aug 14
Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule 
Aug 14
British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland 
Aug 14
Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0 
Aug 14
France performs nuclear test 
Aug 15
Bahrain gains independence from Britain 
Aug 15
Charles Lismont wins Helsinki marathon (2:13:09.0) 
Aug 15
KVRL (now KRIV) TV ch 26 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins 
Aug 15
US President Richard Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices & rents 
Aug 15
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open 
Aug 15
The Social Democratic and Labour Party announce a campaign of civil disobedience in response to the introduction of Internment in Northern Ireland 
Aug 16
Over 8,000 workers go on strike in Derry, Northern Ireland, in protest at the introduction of Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial) 
Aug 18
New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake announces in Parliament that New Zealand's combat force would be withdrawn from Vietnam before the end of the year, coinciding with a similar announcement by the Australian government 
Aug 20
FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr 
Aug 22
Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, pres Torres driven out 
Aug 22
Pam Barnett wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open 
Aug 22
J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28. 
Aug 22
Approximately 130 non-Unionist councillors announce their withdrawal from participation on district councils across Northern Ireland in protest against Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial) 
Aug 23
WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Aug 24
India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms 
Aug 25
Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party Gerry Fitt presents a number of allegations of brutality by the security forces in Northern Ireland to representatives of the United Nations 
Aug 26
Dutch Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia 
Aug 26
NY Giant football team announces they're leaving Bronx for NJ in 1975 
Aug 26
Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game 
Aug 26
Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth one million dollars, the first million dollar contract in NHL history 
Aug 28
The US dollar is allowed to float against the Japanese yen for the first time. 
Aug 30
WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Aug 31
Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30) 
Aug 31
An inquiry into allegations of brutality by the security forces against those interned without trial in Northern Ireland is announced 
Sep 1
John Newcombe is 1st top-seed man to lose in 1st round of US Open 
Sep 1
Qatar declares independence from Britain 
Sep 1
Rolling Stones sue manager Allen Klein 
Sep 1
The Irish Republican Army set off a series of bombs across Northern Ireland injuring a number of people 
Sep 2
Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slammer 
Sep 2
Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches 
Sep 2
NY's Electric Circus Club goes out of business 
Sep 2
There are further Irish Republican Army bombs set off across the region, including one in Belfast which wrecked the headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party 
Sep 3
John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return 
Sep 3
Manlio Brosio resigns as secretary general of NATO 
Sep 3
Qatar regains complete independence from Britain 
Sep 3
Watergate team breaks into Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office 
Sep 3
A baby girl and an Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldier are killed in separate shooting incidents in Northern Ireland 
Sep 4
Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, kills 109 (Alaska) 
Sep 5
Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win 
Sep 5
NY Mets Don Hahn hits 1st inside the park homer at Phillies Vet 
Sep 6
Jerry Lewis' 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises 
Sep 6
British Prime Minister Edward Heath meets with Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach Jack Lynch at Chequers in England to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland 
Sep 6
William Craig and Ian Paisley speak at a rally in Belfast before a crowd of approximately 20,000 people and call for the establishment of a 'third force' to defend 'Ulster' 
Sep 8
John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts opens in Washington DC 
Sep 9
1,000 convicts riot & seize Attica, NY prison 
Sep 9
John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV) 
Sep 9
John Lennon releases "Imagine" album 
Sep 9
NHL great Gordie Howe retires 
Sep 10
KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 11
"2 by 2" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 343 performances 
Sep 11
Egypt adopts its constitution 
Sep 11
Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972 
Sep 12
85th US Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals (64 76) 
Sep 12
91st US Mens Tennis: Stan Smith beats Jan Kodes (36 63 62 76) 
Sep 13
11 guards & 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison 
Sep 13
Frank Robinson hits his 500th HR 
Sep 13
Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, buried in Moscow 
Sep 13
WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 13
World Hockey Association forms 
Sep 13
Two North Ireland Loyalists are mortally injured when the bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely in a house in Bann Street, Belfast 
Sep 14
Cleve Indians & Wash Senators, play 20 innings 
Sep 14
Two British soldiers are killed in separate shooting incidents in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland 
Sep 15
1st broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC-TV 
Sep 16
6 Ku Klux Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school buses 
Sep 16
West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with Soviet president Brezhnev 
Sep 16
A number of Unionists resign over the proposed tripartite talks involving Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Republic of Ireland 
Sep 18
19th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 18½-13½ at Old Warson Country Club (St. Louis, Missouri, US) 
Sep 19
1st NYC Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22 
Sep 19
2nd NYC Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54 
Sep 21
AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers) 
Sep 22
OPEC directs members to negotiate price increases to offset the devaluation of the US dollar 
Sep 22
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 23
John Vermeer's painting "The Liefdesbrief" stolen 
Sep 23
2 members of the Official Irish Republican Army are killed in a premature bomb explosion 
Sep 24
90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying 
Sep 24
Eyskens-Cools disbands Belgium parliament 
Sep 24
Houston Astros beat SD Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings 
Sep 26
Jim Palmer is 4th Oriole to win at least 20 games this season 
Sep 26
Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open 
Sep 26
WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 26
MP David Bleakley resigns in protest over the introduction of Internment and the lack of any new political initiatives by the Northern Ireland government 
Sep 27
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Sep 27
Tripartite talks involving the prime ministers of Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland take place at Chequers, England 
Sep 28
Cardinal Josef Mindszenty of Hungary took refuge in US Embassy in 
Sep 28
NY Times reports growing interest of white youth in black gospel music 
Sep 28
Budapest in 1956 to escape treason charges, ends exile & flies to Rome 
Sep 28
UK passes the Misuse of Drugs Act banning the medicinal use of cannabis. 
Sep 29
"McMillan & Wife" debuts on NBC-TV 
Sep 29
Cyclone & tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000 
Sep 29
Orbiting Solar Observatory VII launched 
Sep 29
Ron Hunt is hit by a pitch for record 50th time in a season 
Sep 29
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 30
-11/6] Rome: 3rd bishop synod 
Sep 30
Last Wash Senator home game, Yanks win career 5th forfeit game Yanks trailing 4-2 in 9th with 2 outs, fans rush field 
Sep 30
Ian Paisley and Desmond Boal launch the [Ulster] Democratic Unionist Party 
Oct 1
Joseph Luns becomes secretary-general of NATO 
Oct 1
Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens 
Oct 2
Homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race 
Oct 3
Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000 
Oct 4
Borden's opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World 
Oct 4
KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting 
Oct 4
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Oct 5
A new sitting of the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont begins, though the Social Democratic and Labour Party remain absent due to its continuing protest against Internment 
Oct 7
Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida 
Oct 7
T McNally's "Where has Tommy Flowers gone?" premieres in NYC 
Oct 7
Northern Ireland Prime Minister Brian Faulkner meets with British Prime Minister Edward Heath; they agree to send an additional 1,500 British Army troops to Northern Ireland 
Oct 8
John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine" 
Oct 8
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Oct 9
Japanese emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands 
Oct 9
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 10
First game played at Philadelphia's Veteran Stadium, Phils win 4-1 
Oct 10
5th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Pride wins 
Oct 10
Fenholt & Webber's musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" premieres in NYC 
Oct 10
Rain washes out Game 2, 1st World Series postponement since 1962 
Oct 11
60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2) 
Oct 11
Brooks Robinson ties Series record, reaches base 5 straight times 
Oct 11
Frank McGee becomes news anchor of Today Show 
Oct 11
Switzerland recognizes North Vietnam 
Oct 12
"Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 711 perfs 
Oct 13
1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3) 
Oct 13
WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting 
Oct 14
2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances 
Oct 14
John & Yoko appear on "Dick Cavett Show" 
Oct 15
The start of the 2,500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia. 
Oct 16
Amphitheater in McLaren Park is dedicated in SF 
Oct 17
Cleveland Metroparks' Rocky River Nature Center opens 
Oct 17
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Quality-First Golf Classic 
Oct 17
Pittsburgh Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series 
Oct 17
It is estimated today that approximately 16,000 households were withholding rent and rates for council houses as part of the campaign of civil disobedience against internment organised by the Social Democratic and Labour Party, Northern Ireland 
Oct 19
Last issue of "Look" magazine is published 
Oct 19
A group of f Northern Ireland Members of Parliament begin a 48 hour hunger strike against the policy of Internment 
Oct 20
"Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death" opens at Barrymore for 325 per 
Oct 20
West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize 
Oct 20
The Nepal stock exchange collapses. 
Oct 20
Senator in the US Congress Edward Kennedy calls for a withdrawal of British troops from Northern Ireland and all-party negotiations to establish a United Ireland 
Oct 21
"To Live Another Summer" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 173 perfs 
Oct 21
Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda 
Oct 21
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 21
William H Rehnquist & Lewis F Powell nominated to US Supreme Court by Nixon, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black & John Harlan 
Oct 22
USSR performs nuclear test 
Oct 23
WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (ABC) begins 
Oct 23
Two female members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) are shot dead by the British Army in the Lower Falls area of Belfast 
Oct 23
Three Catholic civilians are shot dead by the British Army during an attempted robbery in Newry, County Down 
Oct 24
Harry Drake sets longest arrow flight by a footbow (1 mile 268 yds) 
Oct 24
Texas Stadium opens-Cowboys beat Patriots 44-21 
Oct 24
President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O'Brady, then (SF), address a SF Ard Fheis in Dublin, claiming that the North of Ireland must be made ungovernable as first step in achieving a united Ireland 
Oct 24
A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is shot dead by undercover Royal Ulster Constabulary officers during a bomb attack in Belfast 
Oct 25
Belgium & China PR establish diplomatic relations 
Oct 25
General Meeting of UN agrees to admit China PR 
Oct 25
Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World 
Oct 25
UN votes to expel Chinese Nationalist-ruled Taiwan & admit Red China 
Oct 25
A man dies two days after being shot during an Irish Republican Army attack on the British Army in Belfast 
Oct 26
UN votes to replace Taiwan with China 
Oct 26
An Assembly, attended only by Nationalist politicians, and acting as an alternative to Stormont, meet in Dungiven Castle 
Oct 27
Republic of Congo-Kinshasa becomes Republic of Zaire 
Oct 27
Gerard Newe becomes the first Catholic to serve in any Northern Ireland government since 1920; Newe was appointed to try to improve community relations 
Oct 28
Great Britain becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit 
Oct 28
John & Yoko record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in NYC 
Oct 31
"On the Town" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 65 performances 
Oct 31
The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explode a bomb at the Post Office Tower in London 
Nov 1
Eisenhower dollar put into circulation 
Nov 2
"Great Harp" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 7 performances 
Nov 2
Orioles Pat Dobson no-hits Yomiuri Giants, 2-0 
Nov 3
"Play Misty For Me" premieres 
Nov 5
Bolivia passes death penalty for political kidnapping 
Nov 5
NBA's LA Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak 
Nov 6
"Great Harp" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 7 performances 
Nov 6
US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians 
Nov 9
David Storey's "Changing Room," premieres in London 
Nov 9
John List kills family & moves to Colorado 
Nov 10
Joe Torre wins NL MVP, Vida Blue wins AL MVP 
Nov 10
US table tennis team arrived in China 
Nov 11
Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15 
Nov 11
Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Avenue" premieres in NYC 
Nov 13
Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet (Mars) 
Nov 14
Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria 
Nov 15
Intel advertises 4004-processor 
Nov 16
The Compton inquiry is published, acknowledging that there was ill-treatment of internees, but rejected claims of systematic brutality or torture (Northern Ireland) 
Nov 16
The US increase air activity to support the Cambodian government as fighting neared Phnom Penh 
Nov 18
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
Nov 18
A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Belfast 
Nov 19
Disney's Fort Wilderness opens 
Nov 20
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Nov 21
NY Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period 
Nov 21
Richard Baker becomes teacher of SF Zen Center 
Nov 21
Indian troops partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur. 
Nov 22
"Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 144 performances 
Nov 22
A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Lurgan, County Armagh 
Nov 23
China People's Republic seated in UN Security Council 
Nov 23
Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement 
Nov 24
Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year 
Nov 24
Dan "DB" Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000 
Nov 24
Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison, New Jersey 
Nov 24
A woman is killed after members of the Irish Republican Army carry out an attack on British soldiers in Strabane, County Tyrone 
Nov 24
A British Army bomb-disposal specialist is killed by a bomb in Lurgan, County Armagh 
Nov 25
"Dan Cooper" jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington 
Nov 25
37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (QB) 
Nov 25
Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson proposes that Britain should work towards a withdrawal from Northern Ireland, with the consent of Protestants, after a period of 15 years; as part of the proposal the Republic of Ireland would rejoin the British Commonwealth 
Nov 27
Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars 
Nov 27
Two Customs officials are shot by an Irish Republican Army sniper firinge upon a British Army patrol investigating a bomb attack on a Customs Post near Newry, County Armagh 
Nov 28
"Me Nobody Knows" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 587 perfs 
Nov 28
59th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-11 
Nov 29
1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World 
Nov 29
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Nov 30
TV movie "Brian's Song" airs for 1st time on ABC-TV 
Nov 30
The government of the Republic of Ireland states that it will take the allegations of brutality against the security forces in Northern Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights 
Dec 1
Cubs release Ernie Banks & sign him as a coach 
Dec 1
Galt MacDermot/John Guare's "2 gentlemen of Verona" opens at St James Theater NYC for 613 perfs 
Dec 1
John & Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US 
Dec 1
Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray. 
Dec 2
Soviet Mars 3 is 1st to soft land on Mars 
Dec 2
United Arab Emirates (Trucial States) declares independence from UK 
Dec 2
Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah & Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates 
Dec 2
Zayid bin Sultan Al Nuhayyan of Abu Dhabi becomes pres of UAE 
Dec 3
Miss Teenage America Pageant 
Dec 3
US President Richard Nixon commutes Jimmy Hoffa's jail term 
Dec 3
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives. 
Dec 4
The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan. 
Dec 4
The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi. 
Dec 4
McGurk's Bar bombing: the UVF explode a bomb at a Catholic-owned pub in Belfast, killing fifteen Catholic civilians and wounding seventeen others; this was the highest death toll from a single incident in Belfast during 'the Troubles' 
Dec 5
KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast 
Dec 5
Libya nationalizes British Petroleum concession 
Dec 6
Lewis Franklin Powell confirmed as Supreme Court justice 
Dec 6
A woman dies trying to salvage property from the Salvation Army Citadel in Belfast after bomb which started a large fire in an adjoining building 
Dec 7
"Wild & Wonderful" opens/closes at Lyceum Theater NYC 
Dec 7
Wings release their 1st album "Wild Life" 
Dec 7
An off duty member of the Ulster Defence Regiment is shot dead by members of the Irish Republican Army in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland 
Dec 9
Lewis F Powell Jr appointed to Supreme Court 
Dec 10
West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel prize of peace 
Dec 10
William H Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court justice 
Dec 11
The Libertarian Party of the United States is formed. 
Dec 11
A bomb explodes outside a furniture showroom on the mainly-Protestant and loyalist Shankill Road, Belfast; four civilians (including two babies) were killed and nineteen wounded 
Dec 13
John Sinclair (sentence: 10 yrs, sold 2 marijuana joints) is freed 
Dec 14
Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure 
Dec 14
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Dec 15
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Dec 16
Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares independence from Pakistan 
Dec 16
Don McLean's 8+ minute version of "American Pie" released 
Dec 16
India's army occupies Dacca, West Pakistani troops surrenders 
Dec 17
"Diamonds are Forever" premieres in US 
Dec 17
Cease fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir 
Dec 17
Radio Bangladesh begins transmitting 
Dec 18
1st Candlelight Processional at the EPCOT Center, Disney World 
Dec 18
CBS radio cancels Saturday morning band concerts 
Dec 18
People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic 
Dec 18
US dollar devalued 7.9% in Holland ($1=Ÿ3,245) 
Dec 18
Three members of the Irish Republican Army die when the bomb they were transporting explodes prematurely in King Street, Magherafelt, County Derry. 
Dec 19
"Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances 
Dec 19
CBS airs "Homecoming A Christmas Story," (introducing the Waltons) 
Dec 19
NASA launches Intelsat 4 F-3 for COMSAT Corp 
Dec 19
Stanley Kubrick's X-rated "A Clockwork Orange" premieres 
Dec 20
Pakistan president Yahya Khan resigns 
Dec 21
UN Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim as 4th secretary General 
Dec 21
A publican is killed as he tried to remove a bomb from his pub, Northern Ireland 
Dec 22
KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks/College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Dec 22
UN General Assembly ratifies former Austrian President Kurt Waldheim as secretary-General 
Dec 22
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Dec 23
British Prime Minister Edward Heath visits Northern Ireland and expresses his determination to end the violence 
Dec 24
Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later 
Dec 25
Longest NFL game (82m40s) as Dolphins beat Chiefs 27-24 
Dec 25
Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) form Jesse Jackson 
Dec 25
Worst hotel fire in history kills 163 at Taeyokale Hotel in Seoul 
Dec 28
Hasj falls from now on under(neath) the Opiumwet 
Dec 30
Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders) 
Dec 30
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Dec 30
A member of the Irish Republican Army is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Santry, Dublin. 
Dec 31
KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Dec 31
Lt Gen Robert E Cushman, Jr, USMC, ends term as deputy director of CIA 
Dec 31
Edmund Compton, then Northern Ireland Ombudsman, is replaced by John Benn 
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