1971 …what a great year.
What was happening in 1971?
NASA sent more Earth creatures into space on Apollo 14 – the third manned mission to the moon – with Alan Shepard using the moon as a golf course for the first time.
Average income in US was $10k
Men wore impossible side burns, viva Zapata moustaches and gaudy suits that had the same material patterns as the paper they put on their walls… whilst women took to “Hot pants”. In fact the whole human race take to fashions that gave proof that we were all high on LSD and magic mushrooms….yikes!
Disney world opens.
A typical average passenger car was $1900
A gallon of gas was $0.35c.
Nasdaq stock exchange opens.
IBM make the world first commercially available “floppy disk”
Notorious Dictator, Idi Amin, takes control of Uganda
China is admitted to the United Nations.
A Movie ticket was $1.40
Voting age in USA lowered to 18 years – became the 26th amendment adopted officially on July 1st 1971.
Kids were using “Etch-a-Sketch”… so were Lincoln designers.
Amtrak and Federal Express started service.
UK goes into decimalisation with currency and measures, confusing one and all.
Salyut 1 enters low earth orbit April 19th as first space station.
Marina 9 is hurled at Mars for mapping.
…and these appeared on the streets…