The Wonderful World of Soccer Stars 1970/1971
Welcome to the The Wonderful World of Soccer Stars Picture Stamp Album 1970/1971.
The 1969/1970 football season was won by Arsenal with 65 points from 42 games with Leeds United again taking the runners up spot. Burnley and Blackpool were both relegated. These were the days when teams got 2 points for a win and only 2 teams were relegated.
During the 1970/1971 football season:
- BOAC Flight 775 was hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine — the first time a British plane had been hijacked
- Jimi Hendrix, 27, died in London from a suspected drug-induced heart attack
- Elvis Presley begins his first concert tour since 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona
- The first Glastonbury Festival was held
- The Partridge Family airs on ABC
- British Petroleum discovered a large oil field in the North Sea
- The Mark III Ford Cortina went on sale
- The first Page Three girl appeared in The Sun
- In Los Angeles, Rock and blues singer Janis Joplin dies in her hotel room, from an overdose of heroin
- Athlete Lillian Board, 22, died after a three-month battle against cancer
- The Beatles split up
- A stairway crush at the Rangers vs. Celtic football match at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow killed 66 and left many more injured
- Rolls-Royce went bankrupt and is nationalised.
- The United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland both switched to decimal currency
- Enoch Powell predicted an “explosion” unless there is massive repatriation for immigrants
- Unemployment reached a post-Second World War high of nearly 815,000
- Born this season: Alan Shearer, Darren Gough, Emily Lloyd, Sir Matthew Pinsent, Zoë Ball, Aled Jones, Gary Barlow, Patrick Kielty, Sonia, Rachel Weisz, David Coulthard, Ewan McGregor, David Tennant, George Osborne, David James and River Phoenix