Average Cost of new house $25,250.00
Average Income per year $10,600.00
Average Monthly Rent $150.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 40 cents
Datsun 1200 Sports Coupe $1,866.00
United States postage Stamp 8 cents
Ladies 2 piece knit suites $9.98
Movie Ticket $1.50
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 4.3%
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 8.6%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 890
China was admitted to the United Nations UN
A new stock market index called the Nasdaq debuts
The Voting Age in the United States is lowered to 18 yrs old
Prison riot and prisoners take hostages at Attica Prison in New York, resulting in the death of 10 hostages and 29 inmates.
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds School Busing
Amtrak was created to provide US inter city passenger train services
Harris public opinion poll claims that 60% of Americans are against the war in Vietnam
The Walt Disney World Resort opens in Florida on October 21st
Federal Express is started by Fred Smith
Cigarette Advertising Ended on Television in USA
Following on from the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, National Public Radio (NPR) broadcasts for the first time in April 1971
The New York Times begins to publish sections of the Pentagon Papers showing the US Government had been lying to the American People.
Charles Manson and three of his followers receive the death penalty
Technology in 1971
Intel releases world's first microprocessor, the 4004.
Texas Instruments releases the first pocket calculator
The First Cat Scanner Produced by EMI
The Aswan Dam is completed in Egypt
The Worlds Largest Tanker 372,400 tons Nisseki Maru is launched
Apollo 14 lands on the Moon.
Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover a day after landing on the surface.
First Soft Contact Lens became available commercially in the USA
Popular Culture in 1971
Led Zeppelin releases their untitled fourth album
Jim Morrison of The Doors found dead in bath tub in Paris
Popular Films of 1971
Summer of '42
The Owl and the Pussycat
The Andromeda Strain
The French Connection
Popular Musicians of 1971
Three Dog Night "Joy to the World" is number 1
Tony Orlando and Dawn with " Knock Three Times "
Janis Joplin with " Me and Bobby Mcgee "
The Jackson 5
Ike and Tina Turner
Rod Stewart with " Maggie Mae "
The Rolling Stones with " Brown Sugar "
Popular TV Programs in 1971:
All My Children
Mary Tyler Moore
The Odd Couple
The Partridge Family