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This year in History: Born in 1971 and fun news items.

This year in History

The year 1971


October 1   Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida,

October 10   The London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona after being sold, take apart, shipped, and rebuilt.

November 14   Mariner 9 reaches Mars and becomes the first spacecraft to orbit another planet.

November 15   Intel releases world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor

December 10   Jim Hart throws a football for a record 98 yards, the longest recorded throw.

February 5   Apollo 14 lands on the moon

February 8   Start of the NASDAQ stock market index

June 30   The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, lowering the voting age to 18, is ratified

July 31   Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover.

September 7   The Beverly Hillbillies airs it's final episode.

Famous Birthdays:

January 11   Mary J. Blige (Singer)

January 17   Kid Rock (Singer and Rapper)

January 19   Shawn Wayans (Actor)

January 31   Minnie Driver (Actress)

February 25   Sean Astin (Actor from Lord of the Rings)

March 9   Emmanuel Lewis (Actor)

March 11   Johnny Knoxville (Actor and daredevil)

March 25   Sheryl Swoops (WNBA basketball player)

March 31   Ewan McGregor (Actor)

April 3   Picabo Street (Skier)

April 12   Shannon Doherty (Actress)

May 16   David Boreanaz (Actor)

May 20   Tony Stewart (Nascar Driver)

May 27   Lisa 'left eye' Lopez (Singer)

June 4   Noah Wylie (Actor)

June 5   Mark Wahlberg (Actor)

June 22   Kurt Warner (Football Player)

July 1   Missy Elliott (Singer)

July 12   Kristi Yamaguchi (Figure Skater)

July 16   Corey Feldman (Actor)

July 30   Tom Green (Comedian)

August 4   Jeff Gordon (Nascar Driver)

August 12   Rebecca Gayheart (Actress)

August 12   Pete Sampras (Tennis Player)

August 28   Janet Evans (Swimmer)

September 8   Brooke Burke (Model)

September 13   Stella McCartney (Fashion Designer)

September 14   Kimberly Williams (Actor)

September 16   Amy Pohler (Actress - SNL)

September 18   Jada Pinkett-Smith (Actress)

September 18   Lance Armstrong (Cyclist)

September 21   Luke Wilson (Actor)

September 30   Jenna Elfman (Actress)

October 2   Tiffany (Singer)

October 13   Billy Bush (TV Host)

October 20   Snoop Dogg (Rapper)

October 29   Winona Ryder (Actress)

November 20   Joel McHale (TV Host - Talk Soup)

November 25   Christina Applegate (Actress)

December 23   Corey Haim (Actor)

December 24   Ricky Martin (Singer)

December 26   Jared Leto (Actor)


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