April 1971

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The following events occurred in April 1971:

April 1, 1971 (Thursday)

April 2, 1971 (Friday)

April 3, 1971 (Saturday)

April 4, 1971 (Sunday)

  • Kosmos 404 is launched by the USSR as an ASAT test. Its target is Kosmos 400, which it intercepts and destroys.[1]
  • Died: Frank Loomis, 74, American athlete and Olympic champion hurdler; Victor Odlum, 90, Canadian journalist, soldier, and diplomat

April 5, 1971 (Monday)

April 6, 1971 (Tuesday)

April 7, 1971 (Wednesday)

April 8, 1971 (Thursday)

April 9, 1971 (Friday)

April 10, 1971 (Saturday)

April 11, 1971 (Sunday)

April 12, 1971 (Monday)

  • Palestinians retreat from Amman to the north of Jordan.
  • Born: Eyal Golan, Israeli singer, in Rehovot
  • Died: Igor Tamm, 75, Russian physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

April 13, 1971 (Tuesday)

April 14, 1971 (Wednesday)

April 15, 1971 (Thursday)

  • Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, Russian engineer and former cosmonaut, is injured in the crash of a Tupolev Tu-16 into the Aral Sea while the bomber was flying parabolas for zero-G tests of the engine of the Molniya Block L upper stage, to study why the stage was continually failing to restart in earth orbit.[2]
  • Born: Katy Hill, English TV presenter, in Poole, Dorset
  • Died: Friedebert Tuglas, 85, Estonian writer and dissident

Don Thompson Jr. Was born.

April 16, 1971 (Friday)

  • Born: Moses Chan, Hong Kong actor, in Hong Kong; Natasha Zvereva, Belarusian tennis player, in Minsk; Selena, Mexican-American singer, in Texas (died 1995)

April 17, 1971 (Saturday)

April 18, 1971 (Sunday)

  • Born: David Tennant, Scottish actor, as David John McDonald, in Bathgate, West Lothian,Thomas V Zachariah Human rights activists

April 19, 1971 (Monday)

April 20, 1971 (Tuesday)

April 21, 1971 (Wednesday)

April 22, 1971 (Thursday)

April 23, 1971 (Friday)

April 24, 1971 (Saturday)

Protests against the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C. on April 24, 1971

April 25, 1971 (Sunday)

April 26, 1971 (Monday)

April 27, 1971 (Tuesday)

  • The first number of Il Manifesto is issued in Italy.

April 28, 1971 (Wednesday)

April 29, 1971 (Thursday)

  • Bolivia nationalizes the American-owned Matilde zinc mine.
  • Born: Siniša Vuco, Croatian singer-songwriter, in Split

April 30, 1971 (Friday)

References

  1. ^ Satellite Catalog
  2. ^ Astronautix
  3. ^ Redlands, California: "Air crash under probe", United Press International, Redlands Daily Facts, Monday 26 April 1971, page 1, column 3.
  4. ^ Goldblatt, Murry (1971-04-26). "Long road to the top". The Globe and Mail. Toronto: CTVglobemedia. p. 3. 
  5. ^ San Bernardino, California: "F111 Warplanes Fly Again After Testing", Associated Press, San Bernardino Sun, Friday 14 May 1971, page A-2.
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