Events in year of 1971

  • 01-01Cigarette advertisements banned on TV
  • 01-02A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66
  • 01-03Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game
  • 01-04Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected Governor of Virgin Is
  • 01-04Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims
  • 01-051st one-day international, Australia vs. England at the MCG
  • 01-05Globetrotters lose 100-99 to New Jersey Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
  • 01-06Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
  • 01-06Cecil Partee elected President pro tem of Illinois State Senate
  • 01-0829 pilot whales beach themselves and die at San Clemente Island, California
  • 01-08Voyageurs National Park, Minn established
  • 01-09"Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic NYC after 19 performances
  • 01-10"Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 01-10Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
  • 01-111st "Quickie" Divorce granted in the UK
  • 01-11Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves
  • 01-12"All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
  • 01-12"Soon" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 01-12Fed grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan and 5 others, including a nun and 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger
  • 01-13"Soon" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 01-14John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
  • 01-15"Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances
  • 01-15Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt
  • 01-15George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"
  • 01-16Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)
  • 01-17Super Bowl V: Baltimore Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Chuck Howley, Dallas, LB
  • 01-18Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in NY, to become WWF champ
  • 01-19"No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 861 performances
  • 01-1924th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
  • 01-20Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8)

People born in year of 1971

  • 01-01Beno Bryant: WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 01-01Bobby Holik: Jihlava, Czechoslovakia -- NHL left wing (New Jersey Devils, Team Czech Rep)
  • 01-01Bridget Pettis: WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 01-01Kevin Lee: NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • 01-01Kevin Mitchell: NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
  • 01-02Aaron Williams: NBA center (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 01-02Brad Parpan: WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
  • 01-02Horace Copeland: NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 01-03Cory Cross: Lloydminster -- NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 01-03Rene van Rijswijk: Dutch soccer player (RKC)
  • 01-04Carlos Perez: Dominican / US baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 01-04Deb Sonnenberg: Edmonton, Alberta -- Softball pitcher (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-04Errol Brown: CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 01-04Garrison Hearst: NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers)
  • 01-04Jeremy Licht: Los Angeles, California -- Actor (Mark-Valerie / Hogan Family)
  • 01-04Orlanda Truitt: Wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • 01-05Eric Smith: NFL / WLAF wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Scotland Claymores)
  • 01-05Hillary Butler: WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 01-05Jason Bates: Downey, California -- Infielder (Colorado Rockies)
  • 01-06Jed DeVries: NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • 01-06Mike Wells: NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
  • 01-06Myron Baker: NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • 01-07Bobby Hamilton: NFL / WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals, New York Jets)
  • 01-07Masato Itai: WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 01-07Todd Yeaman: NFL defensive tackle (New York Giants)
  • 01-08Billy Joe Hobert: NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 01-08Branislav Janos: Hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 01-08Brenda Lee Armstrong: Albert Lea, Minnesota -- Miss Minn-America (1991)
  • 01-08Brook Mahealani Lee: Miss Universe / Miss USA (1997-Hawaii)
  • 01-08Darren Langdon: Deere Lake -- NHL left wing (NY Rangers)

People died in year of 1971

  • 01-05Sonny Liston: World Champ hw boxer (1962-64), found dead at 36
  • 01-07Dick Kollmar: Actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), dies at 60
  • 01-07Madame Spivy [LeVoe]: Actress (All Fall Down), dies at 64
  • 01-08Adriano Lualdi: Composer, dies at 85
  • 01-10Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel: French fashion designer, dies at 87
  • 01-13Bernard "Heinz" Lammerding: German SS-General / contractor (Tulle), dies at 65
  • 01-13Robert Still: Composer, dies at 60
  • 01-14Ethel Glenn Hier: Composer, dies at 82
  • 01-15John Dall: Actor (Corn is Green, Rope), dies of heart attack at 50
  • 01-16Kermit Maynard: Cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68
  • 01-18Catherine Calvert: Actress (Fires of Faith), dies of a stroke at 80
  • 01-20Gilbert M Anderson: Actor (1st Movie Cowboy), dies at 88
  • 01-21Richard B Russell: (Sen-D-Ga), dies at 73
  • 02-11Whitney Young, Jr.: National Urban League director, drowns in Nigeria
  • 02-12George Shelton: Actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86
  • 02-12James Cash Penney: US founder (J C Penney), dies at 95
  • 02-15Marian Viktorovich Koval: Composer, dies at 63
  • 02-17Teddy Hart: Actor (3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73
  • 02-21Adolph Weiss: Composer, dies at 79
  • 02-22Barry Macollum: Actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 81
  • 02-22Matt McHugh: Actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast), dies at 77
  • 02-22Rudolf Mauersberger: Composer, dies at 82
  • 02-23King Lockwood: Dies of a stroke at 73
  • 02-26Fernandel [Contandin]: French actor (Death of Champion), dies at 67
  • 02-26Joseph Berg: Composer, dies at 43
  • 02-26Joseph Desire Fernandel: Comedian, dies of cancer at 67
  • 02-26Tullio Carminati: Actor (Roman Holiday, Moulin Rouge), dies at 76
  • 03-02Charles W Engelhard: US silver multi-millionaire, dies at 54
  • 03-05Winnie Lightner: Actress (Gold Dust Gertie, Sit Tight), dies at 71
  • 03-08Harold Lloyd: US comic / actor (Why Worry), dies of cancer at 77

Events in year of 1972

  • 01-01"Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 690 performances
  • 01-01"On the Town" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 01-01"Promises Promises" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1281 performances
  • 01-01International Book Year begins
  • 01-01KDSD TV channel 16 in Aberdeen, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-02"Rothschilds" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 505 performances
  • 01-02Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars
  • 01-02Miami Dolphins beat Baltimore Colts 21-0 in AFC championship game
  • 01-05Largest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs. Lakers - 11,178)
  • 01-05NASA announces development of space shuttle
  • 01-05New York City transit fare rises from 30 cents to 35 cents
  • 01-05President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on manned shuttle
  • 01-05West-Pakistani sheik Mujib ur-Rahman freed
  • 01-06US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • 01-06US male Figure Skating championship won by Kenneth Shelley
  • 01-06Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from USSR
  • 01-07LA Lakers chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record)
  • 01-07Lewis F Powell Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice
  • 01-07William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • 01-08NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall
  • 01-09Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire
  • 01-10LA Lakers 33 straight win streak snapped, losing to Bucks 120-104
  • 01-10Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan
  • 01-10Triple album set "Concert for Bangladesh" released in the UK
  • 01-11Abu Sayeed Chudhury becomes President and sheik Mujib ur-Rahman Premier
  • 01-11East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh
  • 01-13Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against baseball, initiated on March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire
  • 01-14"Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV
  • 01-14WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-14WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

People born in year of 1972

  • 01-01Barron Miles: NFL def back (Pittsburgh Steelers) / WLAF corner (Frankfurt)
  • 01-02Jeff Jackson: US baseball outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 01-02Lake Dawson: NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 01-02Mattias Norstrom: Mora, Sweden -- NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings)
  • 01-03Charles Johnson: NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 01-03Deborah Carter: WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)
  • 01-05Joseph Patton: NFL guard (Washington Redskins)
  • 01-06Denis Montana: CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts)
  • 01-06Shae Marks: New Orleans, Louisiana -- Playmate (May, 1994)
  • 01-06Willie Clark: NFL cornerback (SD Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 01-07Aaron John Mcintosh: Auckland, New Zealand -- Sailboard yachter (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-07Chuck Levy: Kick returner / running back (SF 49ers)
  • 01-07Donald Brashear: Bedford -- NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 01-08Brandie Burton: San Bernardino, California -- LPGA golfer (1993 du Maurier Ltd)
  • 01-08Devlin Murphy: Honolulu, Hawaii -- Canoeist (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-09Eddie Mason: NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 01-09Jay Powell: Meridian, Mississippi -- Pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 01-09Kristie Hicks: Bardstown, Kentucky -- Miss America - Kentucky (1996)
  • 01-10Thomas Lewis: NFL wide receiver (New York Giants)
  • 01-11Amber Medlin: Virginia Beach, Virginia -- Miss America - Virginia (1996)
  • 01-11Dexter Seigler: NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 01-11Huub Loeffen: Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 01-11Rey Ordonez: Havana, Cuba -- Infielder (NY Mets)
  • 01-11Yang Wenyi: Chinese swim star (WR / OR 50m freestyle)
  • 01-12Dominique Ross: NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 01-13Bryon Morris: Running back (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 01-13Richard Woodley: NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 01-14Kyle Brady: NFL tight end (NY Jets)
  • 01-14Michael Davis: NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
  • 01-15Ernie Reyes, Jr.: San Jose, California -- Actor (Ernie-Sidekicks)

People died in year of 1972

  • 01-01Jane Morgan: Actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91
  • 01-01Maurice A Chevalier: French actor (Can Can, Gigi), dies at 83
  • 01-03Frans Masereel: Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82
  • 01-04Carl-Olof Anderberg: Composer, dies at 57
  • 01-07John Berryman: US Poet (Imaginary Jew)
  • 01-09Ted Shawn: US dancer, dies at 80
  • 01-10Al Goodman: Russian / US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • 01-10Georg Rendl: Austriam miner / beekeeper (Satan on Earth), dies at 68
  • 01-10Sverre Jordan: Composer, dies at 82
  • 01-12Padraic Colum: Irish Poet / writer / founder (Irish Review), dies at 90
  • 01-14Frederik IX [Christiaan FFMKW]: King of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 72
  • 01-16David Seville: Singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
  • 01-18Rudolf Wittelsbach: Composer, dies at 69
  • 01-24Jerome Cowan: Actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie), dies at 74
  • 01-27Mahalia Jackson: Gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60
  • 01-27Richard Courant: German / US mathematician, dies at 84
  • 01-28Adriaan B "Jaap" Wagemaker: Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
  • 01-30Karel Boleslav Jirak: Composer, dies at 81
  • 01-31Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra: King of Nepal (1955-72), dies at 51
  • 01-31Howard Barlow: Conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 79
  • 01-31Istvan Szelenyi: Composer, dies at 67
  • 02-02Jessie Royce Landis: Actress (North by Northwest), dies at 67
  • 02-03John Litel: Actor (Big Boss, Crime Doctor, My Buddy), dies at 79
  • 02-05Marianne Moore: US poetess (Pulitzer 1951), dies at 84
  • 02-06Julian H Steward: US anthropologist (South American), dies at 70
  • 02-11Jan Wils: Architect (Olympian Stadium, Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • 02-14Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre: Composer / conductor (Dike), dies at 65
  • 02-15Edgar P Snow: US Author / journalist (Battle for Asia), dies at 66
  • 02-15Jef [Josephus CF] Last: Dutch Poet / Indonesian politician, dies at 73
  • 02-17Gavril Nikolayevich Popov: Composer, dies at 67