What happened with running shoes in 1971?
Blue Ribbon Sports becomes a manufacturer and releases its first shoe: “The Nike” (Greek goddess of victory)
Carolyn Davidson charged Nike $35 for the swoosh logo design which they adopted on May 30th:
What else happened in 1971?
Foot orthotic industry pioneers, Piedmont Orthotic Laboratory, Inc, started business in Roebuck, SC.
On January 5, the first ever One Day International cricket match is played between Australia and England at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.
On February 28, the stunt rider, Evel Knievel sets a new world record by jumping 19 cars on a motorbike in Ontario, California.
On March 30 the first Starbucks coffee shop is opened in Seatle, Washington.
Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam on August 18.
Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida on October 1.
Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr. won a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1971 for his word with hormones, especially the action of epinephrine.
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