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February 8th, 1971.

February 8th, 1971, was a Monday. It was day 39 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 5 months and 16 days have passed since February 8th, 1971.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On this day.

What happened on February 8th, 1971?

  • The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 8th, 1971.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Love Story" was at the top of the box office on February 8th, 1971.

Take me back to February 8th, 1971!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 8th, 1971 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Valentine's Day is just around the corner.

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 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Bonanza", "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" and "Columbo.". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Pink Panther Show" and "The Brady Bunch". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Army men, Suzy Homemaker, Crissy (doll) and Frisbee.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on February 8th, 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 50 years, 5 months and 16 days have passed since February 8th, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 06 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 8th, 1971, will be 50 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1971 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 34815600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 8th, 1971.

  • 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.
  • February 2nd, 1971: Idi Amin declares himself as the President of Uganda.
  • February 3rd, 1971: Police corruption: NYPD officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn after a suspected setup by fellow officers.
  • This date: February 8th, 1971
  • February 9th, 1971: 65 people are killed after an earthquake strikes the northern San Fernando Valley in California.
  • February 15th, 1971: The United Kingdom and Ireland both switch to a decimal currency.
  • February 20th, 1971: 74 people are killed by tornadoes in Mississippi.
  • February 26th, 1971: The horror film "Willard" is released.
  • March 1st, 1971: British postal workers go on strike over union rights.
  • March 8th, 1971: The Fight of the Century: Joe Frazier defeats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
  • March 10th, 1971: Liberal leader William McMahon becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia following the resignation of John Gorton.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 8th, 1971, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 8th, 1971 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • The Courtship of Eddie's Father - American sitcom starring Bill Bixby as Tom Corbett and Brandon Cruz as Eddie Corbett.
  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
  • Dark Shadows - Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on February 8th, 1971.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie

Popular toys and games in 1971.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

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 check out February 8th, 1977 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 8th.

James Dean

Actor. Deceased
Born on February 8th, 1931
He was not alive on this date.

Gary Coleman

Actor. Deceased
Born on February 8th, 1968
He turned 3 on this day in 1971.

The Big Show

Wrestler.
Born on February 8th, 1972
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Kimbo Slice

Boxer. Deceased
Born on February 8th, 1974
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Bella Poarch

Internet personality.
Born on February 8th, 2001
She was born exactly 30 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on February 8th, 1971.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 8th, 1971.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 8th, 1971 was most likely conceived around the 1st of May, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 8th, 1971 is close to the 18th of November, 1971.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 8th, 1971.

  • A total of 18,429 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,632 weeks have passed.
  • 1,592,265,600 seconds have passed since the February 8th, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,857,643,200 times.
  • Since February 8th, 1971, the earth has travelled approximately 821,609,049,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 265,377,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 136,934,842 steps. That's about 60,860 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,107,187 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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