• Apollo 14 brings 100 pounds of moon rock back to earth for study.
  • US trade embargo with The Peoples Republic of China is lifted after 20 years.
  • USSR launches world’s first manned space station that orbits the earth for 23 days.

Moon rocks from Apollo


Other Facts from 1971

President: Richard M. Nixon



Average annual income


New car


Loaf of bread


Gallon of milk


Gallon of gas




Dow Jones Average  798 to 951

Songs From 1971

  “You’ve Got A Friend”
  “Me and Bobby McGee”
  “Joy To The World”