April 1971

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The following events occurred in April 1971:

April 1, 1971 (Thursday)[edit]

April 2, 1971 (Friday)[edit]

April 3, 1971 (Saturday)[edit]

April 4, 1971 (Sunday)[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

April 6, 1971 (Tuesday)[edit]

April 7, 1971 (Wednesday)[edit]

April 8, 1971 (Thursday)[edit]

April 9, 1971 (Friday)[edit]

April 10, 1971 (Saturday)[edit]

  • A provisional Bangladeshi government takes its oath of office in Meherpur Kushtia.

April 11, 1971 (Sunday)[edit]

April 12, 1971 (Monday)[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

April 14, 1971 (Wednesday)[edit]

April 15, 1971 (Thursday)[edit]

  • 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

April 16, 1971 (Friday)[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

April 18, 1971 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Born: David Tennant, Scottish actor, as David John McDonald, in Bathgate, West Lothian

April 19, 1971 (Monday)[edit]

April 20, 1971 (Tuesday)[edit]

April 21, 1971 (Wednesday)[edit]

April 22, 1971 (Thursday)[edit]

April 23, 1971 (Friday)[edit]

April 24, 1971 (Saturday)[edit]

April 25, 1971 (Sunday)[edit]

April 26, 1971 (Monday)[edit]

April 27, 1971 (Tuesday)[edit]

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

April 28, 1971 (Wednesday)[edit]

April 29, 1971 (Thursday)[edit]

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

April 30, 1971 (Friday)[edit]

References[edit]

  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.