1971 is a year in the 20th century.
- Cecil L'Ively, an English citizen, passes away in a London tenement fire. (TXF: "Fire")
- Dr. Saul Grissom finishes his tour of duty as a Marine physician in Paris Island. (TXF: "Sleepless")
- Green Beret Sergeant Nathaniel Teager becomes a POW after his helicopter is shot down. (TXF: "Unrequited")
- Alfred Fellig sends a renewal form to the New York City Police Department to keep his position as a crime scene photographer. (TXF: "Tithonus")