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January 2nd, 1971.

January 2nd, 1971, was a Saturday. It was day 2 of 1971. The decade was the Seventies.

51 years, 8 months and 28 days have passed since January 2nd, 1971.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on January 2nd, 1971?

  • 66 people are crushed to death at a Rangers vs. Celtic football match.
Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 2nd, 1971.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 2nd, 1971.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • My Sweet Lord/Isn't It A Pity - George Harrison
  • One Less Bell To Answer - The 5th Dimension
  • Knock Three Times - Dawn
  • The Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  • Black Magic Woman - Santana
Play the top hits from 1971.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1971. Take a trip back to the days of John Lennon, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin and Bill Withers.
Love Story

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Love Story" was at the top of the Box Office on January 2nd, 1971.

Take me back to January 2nd, 1971!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 2nd, 1971, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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, and the movie Love Story is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Edward Heath is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, the hippie look from the 1960s is still popular. Clothing items such as tie dye shirts, bell-bottoms, midi skirts, gauchos and Mexican blouses are being worn by women. Meanwhile, men are wearing dark satin shirts, ethnic-looking tunics, bell bottom jeans, tweed sports jackets and turtlenecks. 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Coco Chanel, Igor Stravinsky, Jim Morrison and Louis Armstrong would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "Room 222", "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "Medical Center". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Adventures of Gulliver", "Cattanooga Cats" and "Josie and the Pussycats".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Lite-Brite, Battleship (game) and Crissy (doll).

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on January 2nd, 1971.

  • Have a nice day!

    Have a nice day!

    Around this time, the smiley face and phrases such as "Have a nice day!" and "Have a happy day!" were being plastered onto t-shirts, mugs and badges.

  • Bell-bottoms are becoming popular.

    Bell-bottoms are becoming popular.

    In the early 1970s, bell-bottoms started to take off in popularity.

  • The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    During 1971, the war in Vietnam was still ongoing. However, the US was beginning to wind down its presence in the country. Between 1970 and 1971, the number of US troops in Vietnam fell from 334,600 to 156,800.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1971?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1971?

    The best NBA players in 1971 were Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), John Havlicek, Billy Cunningham, Jerry West and Dave Bing.

  • Who were the best football players in 1971?

    Who were the best football players in 1971?

    In 1971, the best soccer players were Johan Cruyff, Sandro Mazzola, George Best, Günter Netzer, Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Josip Skoblar, Martin Chivers, Piet Keizer, Bobby Moore and Ferenc Bene.

  • The French Connection.

    The French Connection.

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

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

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

    "You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor & Carole King won a Grammy for 1971's Song of the Year.

  • 1971 in movies.

    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.

  • Richard Nixon.

    Richard Nixon.

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

  • 1971 in music.

    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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the hippie counterculture was at its height in popularity. The movement, which sprung up in opposition to the Vietnam War, was centered around peace, psychedelic music, sexual liberation, bright colors and drugs such as LSD and marijuana.

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

  • The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the afro hairstyle was at its peak in popularity. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.

  • Color TV.

    Color TV.

    Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 51 years, 8 months and 28 days have passed since January 2nd, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 53 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on January 2nd, 1971 will be 51 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1971 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 31618800.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to January 2nd, 1971.

  • December 23rd, 1970: The North Tower of the World Trade Center is topped, making it the tallest building in the world.
  • December 24th, 1970: Disney releases the animated film "The Aristocats".
  • January 1st, 1971: The last cigarette advertisement is shown on US television.
  • This date: January 2nd, 1971
  • January 5th, 1971: Boxing legend Sonny Liston is found dead by his wife at their home in Las Vegas.
  • January 10th, 1971: French fashion designer Coco Chanel passes away at the age of 87.
  • January 12th, 1971: The first episode of "All in the Family" is aired.
  • January 14th, 1971: Soul group The Temptations release their song "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)".
  • January 17th, 1971: Super Bowl V: The Baltimore Colts defeat the Dallas Cowboys 16-13 at the Miami Orange Bowl.
  • January 20th, 1971: The song "What's Going On" is released by Marvin Gaye.
  • 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.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 2nd, 1971, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1971 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 2nd, 1971 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 2nd, 1971.

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Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in January, 1971.

TV shows from January, 1971.

The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple
Starring Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.

The Flip Wilson Show
The Flip Wilson Show
Variety show hosted by Flip Wilson.

McCloud
McCloud
A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.

The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Sitcom about a large family with six children.

Medical Center
Medical Center
American medical drama series starring James Daly, Chad Everett and Audrey Totter.

Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Medical drama television program.

The Courtship of Eddie's Father
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
American sitcom starring Bill Bixby as Tom Corbett and Brandon Cruz as Eddie Corbett.

Room 222
Room 222
American comedy-drama series about a history class in an LA school.

The Main Chance
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.

Hee Haw
Hee Haw
American variety show that featured country music and humor.

Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Adam-12
Adam-12
Police drama series that was set in LA.

Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
Police drama series.

Columbo
Columbo
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1971.

1971 saw the introduction of cars such as the Buick Centurion, the Subaru Leone, the AMC Matador, the Morris Marina, the Alpine A310 and the Pontiac Grand Safari.

Cars in 1971.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 2nd, 1971.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1971.

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Groovie Goolies
Groovie Goolies

Josie and the Pussycats
Josie and the Pussycats

Harlem Globetrotters
Harlem Globetrotters

The Clangers
The Clangers

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines

Cattanooga Cats
Cattanooga Cats

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Skyhawks
Skyhawks

The Adventures of Gulliver
The Adventures of Gulliver

The Banana Splits
The Banana Splits

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo

JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot

Underdog
Underdog

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1971.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1971.

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)

G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team

Nerf Balls
Nerf Balls

Frisbee
Frisbee

Crissy (doll)
Crissy (doll)

Clackers
Clackers

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Suzy Homemaker
Suzy Homemaker

Operation
Operation

Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Army men
Army men

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1971.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 2nd, 1977 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 2nd.

Cuba Gooding, Jr

Actor.
Born on January 2nd, 1968
He turned 3 on this day in 1971.

Dax Shepard

Actor.
Born on January 2nd, 1975
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Loic Remy

Soccer player.
Born on January 2nd, 1987
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Tfue

American streamer.
Born on January 2nd, 1998
He was born exactly 27 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of January.

  • Berchtoldstag (Switzerland)
USA

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on January 2nd, 1971.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 2nd, 1971.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 2nd, 1971 was most likely conceived around April 11th, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 2nd, 1971 is close to September 25th, 1971.

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Stats for January 2nd, 1971

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 2nd, 1971.

  • A total of 18,899 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,699 weeks have passed.
  • 1,632,873,600 seconds have passed since the January 2nd, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,905,019,200 times.
  • Since January 2nd, 1971, the Earth has travelled approximately 842,562,777,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 272,145,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 140,427,130 steps. That's about 62,412 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,594,483 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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