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January 1st, 1971

January 1st, 1971, fell on a Friday. It was day 1 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.

49 years, 9 months and 25 days have passed since January 1st, 1971.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 1st, 1971:

  • The last cigarette advertisement is shown on US television.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 1st, 1971:

  • United States: My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
  • United Kingdom: I Hear You Knocking - Dave Edmunds

Take Me Back!

The date is January 1st, 1971 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It's New Years Day, the official start of the year 1971. A lot of people are relaxing at home. Others are nursing hangovers from the night before. In America, the song My Sweet Lord by George Harrison is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds is the number one hit song.

Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States. It's 1971, so radio stations are playing songs from artists such as George Harrison, John Lennon, Rod Stewart, Lynn Anderson, The Rolling Stones, Three Dog Night, Carole King and The Osmonds. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Columbo.", "The Brady Bunch" and "McCloud".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Captain Kangaroo", "Cattanooga Cats" and "The Brady Bunch". Popular toys include the likes of "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots", "Motorific (slot car toys)", "Frisbee" and "VertiBird (toy helicopter)".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 1st, 1971.

  • 1971 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1971 were dominated by the likes of Dawn, Three Dog Night, Rod Stewart, The Bee Gees, Carole King, Melanie, The Osmonds, The Temptations, The Raiders, Isaac Hayes, Donny Osmond and Cher.

  • Richard Nixon.

    U.S. President Richard Nixon was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1971.

  • 1971 in movies.

    Movies released in 1971 included Fiddler on the Roof, The French Connection, Dirty Harry, Diamonds Are Forever, Billy Jack, Summer of '42, The Last Picture Show, Carnal Knowledge, A Clockwork Orange, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Harold and Maude, Klute and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

  • James Taylor & Carole King - "You've Got a Friend"

    "You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor & Carole King would go on to win a Grammy for 1971's Song of the Year.

  • The French Connection

    "The French Connection" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1971.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 49 years, 9 months and 25 days have passed since January 1st, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 53 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 1st, 1971, will be 49 years of age.
  • People born in 1971 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 31532400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 1st, 1971:

  • December 23rd, 1970: The North Tower of the World Trade Center is topped, making it the tallest building in the world.
  • January 2nd, 1971: 66 people are crushed to death at a Rangers vs. Celtic football match.
  • January 12th, 1971: The first episode of "All in the Family" is aired.
  • January 17th, 1971: Super Bowl V: The Baltimore Colts defeat the Dallas Cowboys 16-13 at the Miami Orange Bowl.
  • January 25th, 1971: Idi Amin seizes power in Uganda.
  • January 25th, 1971: Charles Manson and 3 others are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 1st, 1971, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1971 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 1st, 1971 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • The Odd Couple - Starring Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.
  • The Flip Wilson Show - Variety show hosted by Flip Wilson.
  • McCloud - A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.
  • The Brady Bunch - Sitcom about a large family with six children.
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.
  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

1971 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1971.

"The Clangers" - "Sesame Street" - "The Brady Bunch" - "Cattanooga Cats" - "The Pink Panther Show" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "JOT the Dot" - "Underdog" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "My Three Sons" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie"


1971 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1971:

  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Nerf Balls
  • Frisbee
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Clackers
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Suzy Homemaker
  • Motorific (slot car toys)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Army men
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of January:

  • New Year's Day

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on January 1st, 1971.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 1st, 1971 was probably conceived around the 24th of March, 1970. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 1st, 1971 is the 11th of October, 1971. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 1st, 1971.

  • 18,196 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,572,138,000 seconds have passed since the January 1st, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,834,161,000 times.
  • Since January 1st, 1971, earth has travelled approximately 811,223,208,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 262,023,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 135,203,868 steps. That's about 60,091 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,865,656 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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