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1971 Trivia compiled by Ted Yates

1971 Trivia
compiled by Ted Yates





Popular movies of 1971 included Dirty Harry, Play Misty For Me, Klute, The Last Picture Show, Summer Of ‘42, A Clockwork Orange, Billy Jack, Carnal Knowledge and Fiddler On The Roof.




It was the year of hot pants, smile buttons, waterbeds and Pierre Trudeau’s famous ‘fuddle duddle’ remark.


In New York City’s Madison Square Gardens, Joe Frazier defeated Muhammad Ali to retain the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship.



Top TV shows of 1971 included All In The Family, Sanford and Son, Mannix, Adam 12 and Marcus Welby M.D.



The Grammy award winning record of the year was ‘It’s Too Late’ by Carole King who also won album of the year award for ‘Tapestry’.



Notable people who died in 1971 included Jim Morrison, Louis Armstrong, Gene Vincent, Audie Murphy, Van Heflin, Sonny Liston and Nikita Khrushchev.



The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 3 to win the World Series.

The Montreal Canadiens beat the Chicago Black Hawks 4 games to 3 to win the Stanley Cup.


Simon and Garfunkel announce they are separating to pursue individual careers.


Music artists who had their first hit in ‘71 included Alice Cooper, Olivia Newton John, Rod Stewart, Carly Simon, John Denver and The Osmonds.


3 soviet cosmonauts are found dead in their spaceship after its return to earth.


Here are some 1971 price checks; bread was 24 cents a loaf, potatoes 46 cents for a 10-pound bag and t-bone steak was 99 cents a pound.


In ‘71 you could buy a new Toyota Corolla for $2,198.00 or a 1971 Honda for $1,690.00.


Entertainers born in 1971 include Winona Ryder, Jenna Elfman, Mark Wahlberg and Tiffany.


Idi Amin and rebels topple the government in Uganda and seize power.


Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s wife Margaret gave birth to a boy in December of that year. It was the first child of a governing Prime Minister since 1869.


In Canada, the drinking age was dropped from 21 to 18 in July of 1971.


The Calgary Stampeders beat the Toronto Argonauts 14 - 11 to win the Grey cup.


Under a new regulation, customers at Ontario’s Brewer’s Retail stores were no longer required to fill out purchase order forms to buy their favourite brew.

The Toronto Telegram daily newspaper ceases to exist and the Toronto Sun hits the streets for the first time.