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Headlines From 1971 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1971 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1971 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1971 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1971 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1971 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1971 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1971 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1971 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1971 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1971 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
2nd January 1971A stairway crush at the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow kills sixty-six spectators during a Rangers vs. Celtic football match.
3rd January 1971BBC Open University begins in the United Kingdom.
5th January 1971The first ever One Day International match is played between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
4th February 1971Rolls-Royce goes bankrupt and is nationalised.
15th February 1971The United Kingdom and Ireland both switch to a decimal currency.
28th February 1971‘Evel Knievel‘, an American daredevil, sets a world record by jumping over nineteen cars on his motorbike.
7th March 1971The postal workers' strike ends after forty-seven days.
1st April 1971The United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership.
5th April 1971Mount Etna erupts in Sicily, threatening several small villages on the eastern side of the volcano.
17th April 1971The People's Republic of Bangladesh forms at Mujibnagor, under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
14th June 1971Norway begins oil production in the North Sea.
3rd July 1971 Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, is found dead in his bathtub in Paris.
31st July 1971David Scott and James Irwin become the first two astronauts to ride in a lunar rover on the Moon, a day after ‘Apollo 15’ lands.
9th August 1971British security forces arrest hundreds of nationalists in Northern Ireland and detain them without trial in Long Kesh prison. Twenty people die in the riots that follow.
15th August 1971The number of British troops in Northern Ireland is raised to 12,500.
1st October 1971‘Walt Disney World’ opens in Florida.
30th October 1971Reverend Ian Paisley's Democratic Unionist Party is founded in Northern Ireland.
3rd December 1971The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 begins, leading to the liberation of Bangladesh.
29th December 1971The United Kingdom gives up its military bases in Malta.
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A Newspaper From 1971

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).