May 20, 2022

1971 (1971) is a normal year starting on Friday according to the Christian era (Gregorian calendar). Showa 46. This section describes 1971 from an international perspective.

Other calendars

Zodiac: Yin Metal Pig Japan (dates match) Showa 46 Imperial year 2631 Republic of Korea (dates match) Republic of Korea 53 years Dangun 4304 Republic of China (dates match) 60 years of the Republic of China Democratic People's Republic of Korea (dates match) Subject 60 years Buddhist calendar: 2513-2514 Islamic calendar: November 4, 1390-November 13, 1391 Jewish calendar: April 4, 5731-April 13, 5732 Unix Time: 31536000 --63071999 Modified Julian Day (MJD): 40952 --41316 Lilian Date (LD): 141793 --142157




January-Established World Economic Forum (WEF). The general meeting was held in Davos, Switzerland, and is hereafter called the "Davos Forum". January 2-A domino toppling occurs in a soccer league match held in Glasgow, Scotland, England. 66 people died (Ibrox disaster). January 15-Official opening of Aswan Dam. January 20-Timecapsule EXPO '70 made at the Osaka Expo will be buried in front of the Osaka Castle castle tower. Scheduled to open in 6970. (Unit 2 for inspection will also be buried on January 28, 1971) January 25 Himachal Pradesh, the 15th state of India. Coup d'etat in Uganda, General Amin seizes authority.


February 5-Apollo 14 lands on the moon. February 8 Vietnam War: South Vietnamese troops invade Laos to block the Ho Chi Minh Trail. (Operation Lamson 719) Securities trading by NASDAQ begins. February 11-Countries sign the Undersea Military Use Ban Treaty.


March 1-President of Pakistan Yahya Khan postpones the opening of the new parliament by the general election in December 1970 indefinitely, and a large-scale disobedience movement in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). March 5-Pakistan troops occupy East Pakistan. March 8-The FBI bureau steals documents describing illegal surveillance activities. March 12-Hafez al-Assad becomes President of Syria. March 14-India general election. The Congressional faction led by Gandhi wins. March 25 Systematic killings of inhabitants by Pakistani troops begin in East Pakistan. Bangladesh Declaration of Independence. March 26-Underground radio declares the separation of East Pakistan and the founding of Bangladesh.


April 1st From this day in the United States, commercials for cigarettes on TV and radio will be totally banned. Implemented capital liberalization in 6 industries such as automobiles. April 5th Etna volcanic eruption. Established diplomatic relations between Chile and East Germany. 343 women who had an abortion, which was illegal at the time in France, published a petition for legalization. (343 Manifest) April 7-The Chinese national team participating in the World Table Tennis Championships held in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture announced that they will invite the American national team to China. The US team arrives in Beijing on the 10th (US-China ping-pong diplomacy). April 19-Soviet Union launches the world's first space station, Salyut 1. April 20-Cambodia Prime Minister Lon Nol resigns. April 21-Siaka Stevens elected first president of Sierra Leone. April 27-Park Chung-hee is elected the 7th president in South Korea.


May 1-Amtrak (National Railway Passenger Corporation) is launched in the United States, and most long-distance passenger trains are transferred from private railway companies. May 9-West Deutsche Mark shifts to floating exchange rate system. May 10-The Netherlands shifts to a floating exchange rate system. May 26-Austria and Chinese