The first launch of the Space Shuttle from Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center occurs as Columbia begins its STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle is the first reusable spacecraft to be flown into orbit, and it returned to earth for a traditional touch down landing two days later.
MTV starts broadcasting in the US
First Concord (Supersonic Airliner) to make trans-Atlantic commercial flight.
Eugene Cernan Last man to walk on the moon. He was on Appollo 17 on December 1972.
On Thanksgiving Eve, November 24,1971, a man who called himself, “Dan Cooper” skyjacked Northwest Airlines Flight 305 from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington. Later known as “D.B. Cooper,” he demanded $200,000 in cash and four parachutes with a claim he had a bomb in his briefcase. Cooper jumped with the money to be never seen […]
Disney opened its second theme park on October 1, 1971. Walt didn’t live to see the opening.