66 football fans were killed in a stairway crush at a Rangers vs. Celtic match, Rolls-Royce went bankrupt, the UK and Ireland moved over to decimal currency (and we still miss pounds and shillings!) and Disney World opens its doors in Orlando, Florida.
We were watching the original Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Stanley Kubrick's excentric A Clockwork Orange and animated musical fantasy Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
The legendary comedy sketch show The Two Ronnies debuts on the telly box, as well as Upstairs, Downstairs and The Old Grey Whistle test.
1971 saw the arrival of Gary Barlow, Patrick Kielty, Amanda Holden into the world