1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1971st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 971st year of the 2nd millennium, the 71st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1970s decade.
April 23 - Melvin Van Peebles film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song becomes the highest-grossing independent film of 1971.  May - The first permanent IMAX projection system begins showing at Ontario Place 's "Cinesphere" in Toronto.
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January 29, 1971 (Friday) Court-martial charges arising from the My Lai massacre against U.S. Army Major General Samuel W. Koster , who had been accused of attempting to cover up the March 16, 1968 mass killings of South Vietnamese civilians, were dropped by the commanding general of the U.S.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a list of Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 singles of 1971. The Top 100, as revealed in the year-end edition of Billboard dated December 25, 1971, is based on Hot 100 charts from the issue dates of January 2 through November 27, 1971.
The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 was a military confrontation between India and Pakistan that occurred during the liberation war in East Pakistan from 3 December 1971 to the fall of Dacca (Dhaka) on 16 December 1971.
- 3–16 December 1971 (13 days)
- Decisive Indian victory, Eastern front:, Surrender of East Pakistan military command, Western front:, Unilateral ceasefire
- Eastern Front:, India–East Pakistan border, Bay of Bengal, Pasha enclaves, Western Front:, India–Pakistan border, Line of Control, Zero Point, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea
- Eastern Front:, Independence of East Pakistan as Bangladesh, Western Front:, Indian forces captured around 15,010 km² (5,795 sq mi) of land in the West but returned it in the 1972 Simla Agreement as a gesture of goodwill.
Duel International theatrical release poster Directed bySteven Spielberg Produced byGeorge Eckstein Screenplay byRichard Matheson Based on"Duel" 1971 short story by Richard Matheson StarringDennis Weaver Music byBilly Goldenberg CinematographyJack A. Marta Edited byFrank Morriss Production company Universal Television Distributed byUniversal Pictures Release date November 13, 1971 Running time 74 minutes 86 minutes CountryUnited States LanguageEnglish Budget$450,000 Duel is a 1971 American actio
David Mann is a middle-aged salesman driving on a business trip. He encounters a dilapidated tanker truck in the Mojave Desert. Mann passes the truck but the truck speeds up and roars past him. When Mann overtakes and passes it again, the truck blasts its horn. Mann leaves it in the distance. Mann pulls into a gas station and shortly afterward the truck arrives and parks next to him. Mann phones his wife, who is upset with him after an argument the previous night. The station attendant tells Man
The script is adapted by Richard Matheson from his own short story, originally published in Playboy magazine. Matheson got the inspiration for the story when he was tailgated by a trucker while on his way home from a golfing match with friend Jerry Sohl on November 22, 1963, the same day as the John F. Kennedy assassination. After a series of unsuccessful attempts to pitch the idea as an episode for various television series, he decided to write it as a short story instead. In preparation for wr
Duel was initially shown on American television as an ABC Movie of the Week installment. It was the 18th highest-rated TV movie of the year with a Nielsen rating of 20.9 and an audience share of 33%. It was eventually released to cinemas in Europe and Australia; it had a limited cinema release to some venues in the United States, and it was widely praised in the UK. The film's success enabled Spielberg to establish himself as a film director. Duel was first released on Blu-ray disc on October 14
The film received many positive reviews and is often considered one of the greatest TV movies ever made. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, Duel currently has a score of 88% based on 41 reviews, with an average rating of 7.8 out of 10, with the site's consensus st
Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival Grand Prize: 1973 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing: 1972 Nominations
14. syyskuuta – Yhdistyneiden kansakuntien pääsihteeri U Thant kieltäytyi ehdottomasti jatkamasta virassaan vuoden 1971 jälkeen. 15. syyskuuta – Suomen hallitus päätti karkottaa ilman työlupaa maahan saapuneet noin 200 ulkomaalaista, pääasiassa pakistanilaisia työnhakijoita.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For other uses, see Vanishing point (disambiguation). Vanishing Point is a 1971 American action film directed by Richard C. Sarafian, starring Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, and Dean Jagger.