News and Events of 1971
US GDP (1998 dollars):
$1,125.40 billionFederal spending:
$210.17 billionFederal debt:
$408.2 billionMedian Household Income
$9,028 Consumer Price Index:
4.9%Cost of a first-class stamp:
$0.06 ($0.08 as of 5/16/71)
Baltimore d. Dallas (16-13)
Pittsburgh d. Baltimore (4-3)
Milwaukee d. Baltimore Bullets (4-0)
Montreal d. Chicago (4-3)
Evonne Goolagong d. M. Court (6-4 6-1)Men:
John Newcombe d. S. Smith (6-3 5-7 2-6 6-4 6-4)
Kentucky Derby Champion
NCAA Basketball Championship
UCLA d. Villanova (68-62)
NCAA Football Champions
Music: Synchronisms No. 6 for Piano and Electronic Sound, Mario Davidowsky
Drama: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Paul Zindel
Oscars awarded in 1971
Academy Award, Best Picture: Patton, Frank McCarthy, producer (Twentieth Century-Fox)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Pablo Neruda (Chile)
1971 Emmy Awards
1971 Tony Awards
Grammys awarded in 1971
Record of the Year: "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Simon and Garfunkel
Album of the Year: Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)
Song of the Year: "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Paul Simon, songwriter
Miss America: Phyllis Ann George (TX)More Entertainment Awards...
- All in the Family debuts on CBS and introduces a trend in socially conscious programming.
- Jim Morrison dies in Paris at age 27. (July 3).
- The Allman Brothers' Duane Allman dies in a motorcycle accident at age 24. (Oct. 29).
- The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts opens in Washington, D.C. with the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.
- A Clockwork Orange, The French Connection, The Last Picture Show, Fiddler on the Roof, McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Gerhard Herzberg (Canada), for contributions to knowledge of electronic structure and geometry of molecules, particularly free radicals
Physics: Dennis Gabor (UK), for invention of holographic method of three-dimensional imagery
Physiology or Medicine: Earl W. Sutherland, Jr. (US), for research on how hormones work