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January 23, 1971

January 23, 1971, was a Saturday. It was the 23rd day of 1971. The decade was the seventies.

53 years, 1 month, and 9 days have passed since January 23, 1971.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Birthdays

Born on January 23, 1971

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On January 23, 1971, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison
  • United Kingdom: "Grandad" by Clive Dunn

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 23, 1971

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Knock Three Times - Dawn
  • My Sweet Lord/Isn't It A Pity - George Harrison
  • One Less Bell To Answer - The 5th Dimension
  • Lonely Days - Bee Gees
  • Black Magic Woman - Santana
Play the top singles 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

The top movie on this day was "Love Story".

Facts

This date occurred 19,396 days ago. Approximately 647 months have passed. It was the 23rd day of 1971, in week 03. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on January 23, 1971, are now 53 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 216 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to January 23, 1971

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is January 23, 1971, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aquarius. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

In America, the song "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison is at the top of the singles charts, while "Grandad" by Clive Dunn is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Love Story is at the top of the box office. Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Gunsmoke", "The Main Chance", and "Medical Center". 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 Igor Stravinsky, Jim Morrison, Louis Armstrong, and J. Edgar Hoover would all still be alive. Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Underdog", "JOT the Dot", "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!", and "Sesame Street". Children are playing with toys such as Army men, Motorific (slot car toys), Frisbee, and Nerf Balls.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 23, 1971.

  • Have a nice day!

    Have a nice day!

    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.

    Bell-bottoms

    Bell-bottoms (flares) were in fashion.
  • 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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

    US President Richard Nixon was named 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.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement

    The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 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

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. 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

    The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. 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

    Although color television was rising in popularity, black-and-white TV sets were still the most popular.
  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone

    Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around January 23, 1971.

  • December 24, 1970: Disney releases the animated film "The Aristocats".
  • January 1, 1971: The last cigarette advertisement is shown on US television.
  • January 2, 1971: 66 people are crushed to death at a Rangers vs. Celtic football match.
  • January 5, 1971:
    • Boxing legend Sonny Liston is found dead by his wife at their home in Las Vegas.
    • The first episode of the American Western series "Alias Smith and Jones" is aired on TV.
  • January 10, 1971: French fashion designer Coco Chanel passes away at the age of 87.
  • January 12, 1971: The first episode of "All in the Family" is aired.
  • January 14, 1971: Soul group The Temptations release their song "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)".
  • January 17, 1971: Super Bowl V: The Baltimore Colts defeat the Dallas Cowboys 16-13 at the Miami Orange Bowl.
  • January 20, 1971: The song "What's Going On" is released by Marvin Gaye.
  • This date: January 23, 1971
  • January 25, 1971:
    • Idi Amin seizes power in Uganda.
    • Charles Manson and 3 others are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.
  • February 2, 1971: Idi Amin declares himself as the President of Uganda.
  • February 3, 1971: Police corruption: NYPD officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn after a suspected setup by fellow officers.
  • February 8, 1971: The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.
  • February 9, 1971: 65 people are killed after an earthquake strikes the northern San Fernando Valley in California.
  • February 10, 1971: Carole King releases the album "Tapestry".
  • February 15, 1971: The United Kingdom and Ireland both switch to a decimal currency.
  • February 20, 1971: 74 people are killed by tornadoes in Mississippi.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 23, 1971, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1971 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 23, 1971 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in January 1971

In January 1971, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from January 1971.

All in the Family
All in the Family
Alias Smith and Jones
Alias Smith and Jones
The Partridge Family
The Partridge Family
The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Flip Wilson Show
The Flip Wilson Show
McCloud
McCloud
Nanny and the Professor
Nanny and the Professor
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Medical Center
Medical Center
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Room 222
Room 222
The Main Chance
The Main Chance
Hee Haw
Hee Haw
Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Adam-12
Adam-12
Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
Columbo
Columbo
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
Bonanza
Bonanza
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan 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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in January 1971

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

All in the Family
All in the Family
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Groovie Goolies
Groovie Goolies

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

Toys in 1971

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 January 23, 1971?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 23, 1977, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 23.

Ernie Kovacs

Ernie Kovacs

Comedian Deceased
Born on January 23, 1919
He was not alive on this date.

Tiffani Thiessen

Tiffani Thiessen

Actress
Born on January 23, 1974
She was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Arjen Robben

Arjen Robben

Soccer player
Born on January 23, 1984
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Vsauce

Vsauce

Youtuber
Born on January 23, 1986
He was born exactly 15 years after this date.

XXXTentacion

XXXTentacion

Rapper Deceased
Born on January 23, 1998
He was born exactly 27 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on January 23, 1971.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 23, 1971 was most likely conceived around May 2, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 23, 1971 is close to October 16, 1971.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about January 23, 1971:

  • 19,396 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,770 weeks have passed.
  • 1,675,818,000 seconds have passed since January 23, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,955,121,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 864,722,088,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 279,303,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 144,120,348 steps. That's roughly 64,053 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,109,816 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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