February 2nd, 1971

February 2nd, 1971, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 33 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.

49 years, 9 months and 26 days have passed since February 2nd, 1971.


On This Date

Events that occurred on February 2nd, 1971:

  • Idi Amin declares himself as the President of Uganda.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: Knock Three Times - Dawn
  • United Kingdom: My Sweet Lord - George Harrison

Take Me Back!

The date is February 2nd, 1971 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song Knock Three Times by Dawn is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, My Sweet Lord by George Harrison is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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 "Here's Lucy", "The Brady Bunch", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Odd Couple". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "My Three Sons", "The Brady Bunch", "Sesame Street" and "All in the Family". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots", "Clackers" and "G.I. Joe Adventure Team".


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 February 2nd, 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 26 days have passed since February 2nd, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 2nd, 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 34297200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 2nd, 1971:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 2nd, 1971, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1971 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 2nd, 1971 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

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

  • All in the Family - American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.
  • 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.

  • All in the Family
  • 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 2nd of February:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of February:

  • Groundhog Day

US President

Who was the US President on February 2nd, 1971?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 2nd, 1971?

  • Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 2nd, 1971 was probably conceived around the 25th of April, 1970. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 2nd, 1971 is the 12th of November, 1971. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 18,197 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,572,224,400 seconds have passed since the February 2nd, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,834,261,800 times.
  • Since February 2nd, 1971, earth has travelled approximately 811,267,790,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 262,037,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 135,211,298 steps. That's about 60,094 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,866,693 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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