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March 1st, 1971.

March 1st, 1971, was a Monday. It was day 60 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 7 months and 25 days have passed since March 1st, 1971.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On this day.

What happened on March 1st, 1971?

  • British postal workers go on strike over union rights.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 1st, 1971.

  • United States: One Bad Apple - Osmonds
  • 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 March 1st, 1971.

Take me back to March 1st, 1971!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 1st, 1971 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer.

In America, the song One Bad Apple by Osmonds 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.

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 be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Dark Shadows", "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "The Brady Bunch". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Heckle and Jeckle", "Skyhawks", "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Army men, Suzy Homemaker, Battleship (game) and VertiBird (toy helicopter).

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 March 1st, 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 50 years, 7 months and 25 days have passed since March 1st, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 09 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 1st, 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 36630000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 1st, 1971.

  • 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.
  • February 8th, 1971: The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.
  • 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.
  • This date: March 1st, 1971
  • 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.
  • March 18th, 1971: 200 people are killed in a landslide in Chungar, Peru.
  • March 29th, 1971: Charles Manson and three members of "The Family" are sentenced to death.
  • March 29th, 1971: US Army officer William Calley is found guilty for his role in the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 1st, 1971, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1971 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 1st, 1971 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

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.

TV shows from March, 1971.

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

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.

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.

Kids' TV shows on March 1st, 1971.

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

All in the Family
All in the Family

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

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 check out March 1st, 1977 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on March 1st.

Yitzhak Rabin

Israeli Prime Minister. Deceased
Born on March 1st, 1922
He turned 49 on this day in 1971.

Jensen Ackles

Actor.
Born on March 1st, 1978
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Kesha

Singer.
Born on March 1st, 1987
She was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Justin Bieber

Singer.
Born on March 1st, 1994
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on March 1st, 1971.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 1st, 1971.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 1st, 1971 was most likely conceived around June 8th, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 1st, 1971 is close to November 22nd, 1971.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 1st, 1971.

  • A total of 18,502 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,643 weeks have passed.
  • 1,598,572,800 seconds have passed since the March 1st, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,865,001,600 times.
  • Since March 1st, 1971, the earth has travelled approximately 824,863,564,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 266,428,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 137,477,261 steps. That's about 61,101 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,182,874 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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