*World Series Champions: Pittsburgh Pirates
*Superbowl Champions: Baltimore Colts
*NBA Champions: Milwaukee Bucks
*Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens
*U.S. Open Golf: Jack Nicklaus
*U.S. Tennis: Stan Smith/Billie Jean King
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): John Newcombe/Margaret Court
*NCAA Football Champions: Nebraska
*NCAA Basketball UCLA
*Kentucky Derby: Canonero II
Raquel Welch, Pam Grier, Jane Fonda, Barbara Eden.
Other Facts (1971)The Allman Brothers' Duane Allman dies in a motorcycle accident at age 24.
*All in the Family debuts on CBS and introduces a trend in socially conscious programming.
*Jim Morrison dies in Paris at age 27. He is presumed to have died from a heroin overdose, but as no autopsy was performed, (His death was ruled as heart failure).
*The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the US Constitution lowers voting age to 18.
*China is admitted to the United Nations UN.
*Ray Tomlinson invented internet based email.
*Gillette introduced the TracII razor, the first double-blade shaving tool.
*The first Starbucks opened at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.
*Based on an earlier cooker called the 'Beanery,' the Crock Pot sold over 100 million in 1971.
*Century 21 Real Estate LLC opened their doors in Orange County, California.
*Movies in 1971 include Clockwork Orange, The French Connection, The Last Picture Show, Fiddler on the Roof, McCabe & Mrs. Miller.
*Midnight Cowboy wins the Best Picture Oscar, the first and only time an X-rated movie received the honor.
*Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1971: $72,000.
*Charles Manson and three of his followers were convicted of killing Sharon Tate and six others in 1969.
*Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Richard Nixon
*Miss America: Phyllis George (Denton, TX)
*Miss USA: Michele McDonald (Pennsylvania)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Weebles, Landslide, Big Jim action figures, Space Hoppers, Klackers, Etch-A-Sketch in New HOT PINK or COOL BLUE frames, Uno.
What Was On TV:All in the Family (CBS), The Flip Wilson Show (NBC), Marcus Welby, M.D. (ABC), Gunsmoke (CBS), Sanford and Son (NBC), Mannix (CBS), Funny Face (CBS), Adam 12 (NBC), The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS), Here's Lucy (CBS).
The comedy revolves around Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor), a working-class World War II veteran. He is a very outspoken bigot, seemingly prejudiced against everyone who is not a U.S. born, politically conservative, heterosexual White Anglo-Saxon Protestant male, and dismissive of anyone not in agreement with his view of the world. He longs for simpler times when people sharing his viewpoint were in charge, as evidenced by the nostalgic theme song "Those Were the Days", the show's original title.
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