How many of these things do you remember?


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

Love Story
Summer of '42
Ryan's Daughter
The Owl and the Pussycat
The Aristocats
Carnal Knowledge
The Andromeda Strain
The French Connection 

Popular Musicians of 1971

Three Dog Night "Joy to the World" is number 1
James Taylor
The Doors
Bob Dylan
Tony Orlando and Dawn with " Knock Three Times "
Janis Joplin with " Me and Bobby Mcgee "
The Who
Mungo Jerry
John Lennon
The Jackson 5
Ike and Tina Turner
Marvin Gaye
Rod Stewart with " Maggie Mae "
The Osmonds
Michael Jackson
The Rolling Stones with " Brown Sugar "

Popular TV Programs in 1971:

All My Children
Mary Tyler Moore
McCloud
The Odd Couple
The Partridge Family