© On Any Sunday 50th 2021
On Any Sunday was released in 1971 and was nominated for the Academy Award for the documentary category. Here are some other important and not so important things that also happened in 1991.
Compiled by PopCultureMadness.com
Television and radio ads for cigarettes were banned in America.
The Top Song was Joy To The World by Three Dog Night
The Movies to Watch include Willard, Big Jake, Billy Jack, Fiddler on the Roof and The Last Picture Show
Notable books include:
Price of Hess fire truck in 1971: $1.69
Monopoly Board Game: $3.99
G.I. Joe action figure: $6.49 to $8.29
Flintstones based Fruity Pebbles, Ice Cream Pebbles, and Cocoa Pebbles breakfast cereals were introduced by Post Foods.
AMA 500cc Motocross Champion: Mark Blackwell
Top Ten Baby Names of 1971:
Jennifer, Michelle, Lisa, Kimberly, Amy, Michael, James, David, John, Robert
Dyan Cannon, Veronica Carlson, Catherine Deneuve, Goldie Hawn, Peggy Lipton, Ann-Margret, Caroline Munro, Ingrid Pitt, Diana Ross, Tannia Rubiano, Tina Turner, Raquel Welch
Richard Roundtree, Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty, Sean Connery, Elvis Presley
‘Wrong, sir! Wrong! Under section 37B of the contract signed by him, it states quite clearly that all offers shall become null and void if – and you can read it for yourself in this photostatic copy – “I, the undersigned, shall forfeit all rights, privileges, and licenses herein and herein contained,” et cetera, et cetera…”Fax mentis incendium gloria cultum,” et cetera, et cetera…”Memo bis punitor delicatum!” It’s all there, black and white, clear as crystal! You stole fizzy lifting drinks. You bumped into the ceiling which now has to be washed and sterilized, so you get nothing!
You lose! Good day sir!’
-Gene Wilder, as Willy Wonka
“I know what you’re thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?”
– Clint Eastwood, as Harry Callahan, in Dirty Harry
Ex-Beatle George Harrison plagiarized the Chiffons’ He’s So Fine with his hit My Sweet Lord.
On November 24, 1971, an unidentified man (Dan “D.B.” Cooper) hijacked a plane in the northwest United States, obtained $200,000 in ransom money), and parachuted into the night, never to be heard from again.
After the Watergate scandal broke, Richard Nixon still won the 1972 election by winning 49 out of 50 states for a whopping 520 electoral votes.
Ray Tomlinson invented internet based email.
The first Starbucks opened at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.
Taco Bell was started in Downey, California, and founded by Glen Bell.
Weebles, Landslide, Big Jim action figures, Space Hoppers, Klackers, Etch-A-Sketch in New HOT PINK or COOL BLUE frames, Uno
1. All in the Family (CBS)
2. The Flip Wilson Show (NBC)
3. Marcus Welby, M.D. (ABC)
4. Gunsmoke (CBS)
5. Sanford and Son (NBC) ((photo)
6. Mannix (CBS)
7. Funny Face (CBS)
8. Adam 12 (NBC)
9. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
10. Here’s Lucy (CBS)
December 26, 1970 – January 22, 1971:
My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
January 23 – February 12:
Knock Three Times – Dawn
February 13 – March 19:
One Bad Apple – The Osmonds
March 20 – April 2:
Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
April 3 – April 16:
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) – The Temptations
April 17 – May 28:
Joy To The World – Three Dog Night
May 29 – July 11:
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
June 12 – July 18:
Want Ads – The Honey Cone
June 19 – July 23:
It’s Too Late – Carole King
July 24 – July 30:
Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian) – The Raiders
July 31 – August 6:
You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor
August 7 – September 3:
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart – The Bee Gees
September 4 – September 10:
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey – Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
September 11 – October 1:
Go Away Little Girl – Donny Osmond
October 2 – November 5:
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
November 6 – November 19:
Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves – Cher
November 20 – December 3:
Theme From Shaft – Isaac Hayes
December 4 – December 24:
Family Affair – Sly & The Family Stone
December 25, 1971 – January 14, 1972:
Brand New Key – Melanie
• World Series Champions: Pittsburgh Pirates
• Superbowl V Champions: Baltimore Colts
• NBA Champions: Milwaukee Bucks
• Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens
• U.S. Open Golf Jack Nicklaus (photo)
• U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Stan Smith/Billie Jean King
• Wimbledon (Men/Women): John Newcombe
• NCAA Football Champions: Nebraska
• NCAA Basketball Champions: UCLA
• Kentucky Derby: Canonero II (photo)
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