January 12th, 1971, was a Tuesday. It was day 12 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.
50 years, 8 months and 7 days have passed since January 12th, 1971.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
What happened on January 12th, 1971?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 12th, 1971.
The movie "Love Story" was at the top of the box office on January 12th, 1971.
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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.
In the early 1970s, bell-bottoms started to take off in popularity.
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.
The best NBA players in 1971 were Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), John Havlicek, Billy Cunningham, Jerry West and Dave Bing.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1971.
"You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor & Carole King won a Grammy for 1971's Song of the Year.
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.
U.S. President Richard Nixon was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1971.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.
During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.
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Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on January 12th, 1971.
Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 12th, 1971.
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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