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1971

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U.S. Facts

  • President: Richard M. Nixon
  • Population: 207,660,677
  • Life Expectancy: 71.1 years
  • Unemployment: 4.9%
  • Average Annual Salary: $11,583
  • Minimum Wage: $1.60 per hour

What Things Cost

  • Automobile: $3,742
  • Gasoline: $0.36 cents per gallon
  • House: $28,300
  • Bread: $0.25 cents per loaf
  • Milk: $1.32 per gallon
  • Postage Stamp: $0.08

Major U.S. Events

  • U.S. Supreme Court rules unanimously that busing of students may be ordered to achieve racial desegregation
  • Twenty-sixth Amendment to U.S. Constitution lowers voting age to 18
  • Anti-war militants attempt to disrupt government business in Washington, D.C.; police and military units arrest as many as 12,000, most of whom are later released

Major World Events

  • U.S. President Nixon ends the US trade embargo against China
  • India and the USSR sign a 20-year friendship pact
  • US, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

January-March

  • Apollo 14 lands on the Moon
  • Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos

April-July

  • 500,000 people in Washington DC and 125,000 in San Francisco march against the Vietnam War
  • Amtrak begins operation of intercity rail passenger service in the U.s.
  • The New York Times begins to publish the Pentagon Papers

August-December

  • Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam
  • The total number of American troops still in Vietnam drops to a record low of 196,700

Top Songs

  • You've Got A Friend by James Taylor
  • Joy To The World by Three Dog Night
  • Knock Three Times by Dawn
  • Maggie Mae by Rod Stewart
  • I Feel the Earth Move by Carole King

Other New Songs

  • Brand New Key by Melanie
  • Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin
  • Just My Imagination by The Temptations
  • Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver
  • Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin

Top Movies

  • The French Connection
  • Klute
  • The Last Picture Show
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Harold and Maude

Top Books

  • Maurice by E.M. Forster
  • Blood Oranges by John Hawkes
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • The Drifters by James A. Michener
  • The Winds of War by Herman Wouk

Top TV Shows (1970-71)

  • The Flip Wilson Show
  • Here's Lucy
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • Mary Tyler Moore Show
  • The Odd Couple
  • The Partridge Family

Major League Baseball: World Series

  • Baltimore Orioles d. Pittsburgh Pirates

Pro Football: Championship

  • Super Bowl: Baltimore Colts d. Dallas Cowboys

Ice Hockey: Stanley Cup

  • Montreal Canadiens d. Chicago Black Hawks

Pro Basketball: Championship

  • Milwaukee Bucks d. Baltimore Bullets

NCAA Champions

  • Football: University of Nebraska Cornhuskers
  • Basketball: UCLA Bruinsv

Other Champions

  • Boxing: wins heavyweight title
  • Golf: Lee Trevino is PGA player of the year
  • Tennis: Stan Smith and Jan Kodes win the U.S. Open
  • Horse Racing: Canonero II wins Kentucky Derby
  • Auto Racing: Al Unser wins Indianapolis 500
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