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10 Facts About The Year 1971

What happened in 1971?

Here are 10 Facts.........

1. Disney World Resort
opened in Orlando , Florida by Ray O. Disney and becomes the world`s largest recreational attraction.

2.  The company Rolls Royce goes bankrupt and is nationalised by the UK Government.

3.  Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin become the first to ride in the Lunar Rover Vehicle , one day after landing on the moon on the Apollo 15 mission

                                     1971 Birthday Card

4. Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones marries Bianca de Macias from Nicaragua in a Catholic ceremony in St. Tropez.

5. Famous people born included Winona Ryder , Ewan McGregor , Mark Wahlberg , Pete Sampras , Stella McCartney , Snoop Dog , Ricky Martin

6. The US Dollar is devalued for the second time in its history

7. Music: Top hits included: My Sweet Lord by George Harrison , Maggie May by Rod Stewart , Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep by Middle of the Road , Knock Three Times by Dawn and Tony Orlando , Hot Love and Get It On by T. Rex , Amazing Grace by Judy Collins , Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond , I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson , Ernie by Benny Hill.

8. Greenpeace is founded in Vancouver , British Columbia , Canada.

9. Box Office hits included: A Clockwork Orange , The French Connection , Dirty Harry , Sunday Bloody Sunday , Fiddler On The Roof , Get Carter , Diamonds Are Forever , The Last Picture Show.


10. Sporting Winners included:

FA Cup Final:   Arsenal 2 Liverpool 1  a.e.t.

Division 1 Winners:  Arsenal

Mens Wimbledon Winner:  John Newcombe bt Stan Smith 3 Sets to 2

Womens Wimbledon Winner: Evonne Goolagong bt Margaret Court 2 Sets to 0

Golf Open Championship Winner: Lee Trevino  (at Royal Birkdale , Southport)

Formula One Winner: Jackie Stewart driving a Tyrrell Ford

Ryder Cup Winners: USA bt Great Britain 18.5 to 13.5

Five Nations Champions:  Wales (plus the Triple Crown and Grand Slam)

World Heavyweight Championship: Joe Frazier beats Muhammed Ali in Madison Square Garden

Know someone born in the year 1971?

                                 1971 Birthday card and News DVD Gift 

Recommended Reading:-

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Facts From 1954 - Marilyn Monroe Marries Joe DiMaggio


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