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The following events occurred in
: August 1971
1 August 1, 1971 (Sunday)
2 August 2, 1971 (Monday)
3 August 3, 1971 (Tuesday)
4 August 4, 1971 (Wednesday)
5 August 5, 1971 (Thursday)
6 August 6, 1971 (Friday)
7 August 7, 1971 (Saturday)
8 August 8, 1971 (Sunday)
9 August 9, 1971 (Monday)
10 August 10, 1971 (Tuesday)
11 August 11, 1971 (Wednesday)
12 August 12, 1971 (Thursday)
13 August 13, 1971 (Friday)
14 August 14, 1971 (Saturday)
15 August 15, 1971 (Sunday)
16 August 16, 1971 (Monday)
17 August 17, 1971 (Tuesday)
18 August 18, 1971 (Wednesday)
19 August 19, 1971 (Thursday)
20 August 20, 1971 (Friday)
21 August 21, 1971 (Saturday)
22 August 22, 1971 (Sunday)
23 August 23, 1971 (Monday)
24 August 25, 1971 (Wednesday)
25 August 26, 1971 (Thursday)
26 August 27, 1971 (Friday)
27 August 28, 1971 (Saturday)
28 August 29, 1971 (Sunday)
29 August 30, 1971 (Monday)
30 August 31, 1971 (Tuesday)
lunar eclipse lasting 1 hour, 40 minutes, and 4 seconds is observed over Africa and Asia, rising over South America, and setting over Australia.
Died: Samuel Frickleton, 80, New Zealand VC recipient
India signs a 20-year treaty of friendship and cooperation with the Soviet Union.
Internment in Northern Ireland: British security forces arrest hundreds of nationalists and detain them without trial in Long Kesh prison; 20 people die in the riots that follow.
Born: James Kim (d. 2006), American television personality and technology analyst, in Josephine County, Oregon
Died: Otto Wagener, 83, German general and former economic advisor to Adolf Hitler
Born Lilah Khalilah (Thompson) Shahid [Ft. Lauderdale, Florida] (Health and Fitness enthusiast)
British troops are stationed on the
Irish border to stop arms smuggling.
Bahrain declares independence as the State of Bahrain (Kingdom of Bahrain as of February 2002).
The number of British troops in Northern Ireland is raised to 12,500.
Richard Nixon announces that the United States will no longer convert dollars to gold at a fixed value, effectively ending the Bretton Woods system. He also imposes a 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents.
Died: Paul Lukas, 76, Hungarian actor
Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam. British troops are engaged in a firefight with the
IRA in Derry, Northern Ireland.
A right-wing coup ignites a rebellion in
Bolivia. Miners and students join troops to support president Juan José Torres.
Died: Errol John Emanuel, 52, Australian District Commissioner in the East New Britain district of Papua New Guinea; Reinhold Maier, 81, German politician
Gerald Irving Richardson of the UK's Lancashire Constabulary tackles a gang of armed robbers and is shot while attempting to persuade one of them to give up his weapon. Richardson dies later in hospital and is posthumously awarded the George Cross for heroism the following year.
Died: " Shamu", about 10 years old, the first orca of that name to perform at SeaWorld San Diego. 
A civilian government takes power in
Born: Thalía, Mexican actress and singer, in Mexico City
Died: John Leacroft, World War I Fighter Ace, in Bexhill, Sussex, England
George Hislop organizes Canada's first gay rights demonstration, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
Born: Janet Evans, American swimmer, in Fullerton, California; Zhang Haijie, Singaporean journalist and TV presenter, in Xi'an, China
Died: Dezső Szentgyörgyi, 56, Hungarian fighter ace of World War II (air crash)
Hassan al-Amri, in his fifth term as Prime Minister of the Yemen Arab Republic, shoots dead a photographer during an altercation. He is subsequently removed from office.
Died: Leonard John Brass, 71, Australian-American botanist and explorer
Australian long-distance runner
Adrienne Beames becomes the first woman to break the three-hour barrier in the marathon, finishing in 2:46:30 at Werribee. 
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^ DVD, Apple Corps, 2005 (directed by Claire Ferguson; produced by Olivia Harrison, Jonathan Clyde & Jo Human). The Concert for Bangladesh Revisited with George Harrison and Friends
^ Pritchard, Anthony (1972). The Motor Racing Year No3. ISBN 0393085023.
^ The Pacific Islands Forum (Former South Pacific Forum)- Pacific Regional Order, pp 58-80, by Dave Peebles- Retrieved 2017-01-08
^ Kernfield, Barry Dean. New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Grove's Dictionaries. p. 544.
^ "Tortorici, Frank, "King Curtis", VH1". Archived from the original on June 5, 2011 . Retrieved . July 13, 2017
^ "Shamu dies of infection". Eugene Register-Guard. August 31, 1971. Archived from the original on July 23, 2012 . Retrieved . 2009-06-07
^ "Women's World Record Times – 1971 to 1977". Marathonguide.com . Retrieved . 2009-06-09