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March 2, 1971

March 2, 1971, was a Tuesday. It was 53 years, 2 months, and 16 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Birthdays

Born on March 2, 1971

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 2, 1971:

  • United States: "One Bad Apple" by Osmonds
  • United Kingdom: "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 2, 1971

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • One Bad Apple - The Osmonds
  • Mama's Pearl - Jackson 5
  • Knock Three Times - Dawn
  • Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson
  • If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
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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 2, 1971.

Facts

This date was 19,436 days ago. Approximately 648 months have passed. It was the 61st day of 1971, in week 09. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 53 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 216 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to March 2, 1971

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, March 2, 1971. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring is creeping in, and the evenings are starting to get brighter.

In America, the song "One Bad Apple" by Osmonds is at the top of the singles charts, while "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison 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.

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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "The Courtship of Eddie's Father", "Alias Smith and Jones", and "All in the Family". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Underdog", "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo", and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood". Popular toys at the moment include Motorific (slot car toys), Operation, Crissy (doll), and G.I. Joe Adventure Team.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 2, 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?

Notable events that happened close to March 2, 1971.

  • 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.
  • February 26, 1971: The horror film "Willard" is released.
  • March 1, 1971: British postal workers go on strike over union rights.
  • This date: March 2, 1971
  • March 8, 1971: The Fight of the Century: Joe Frazier defeats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
  • March 10, 1971:
    • Liberal leader William McMahon becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia following the resignation of John Gorton.
    • The animated musical TV special "The Cat in the Hat" premieres on CBS.
  • March 18, 1971: 200 people are killed in a landslide in Chungar, Peru.
  • March 29, 1971:
    • Charles Manson and three members of "The Family" are sentenced to death.
    • US Army officer William Calley is found guilty for his role in the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.
  • April 1, 1971: President Nixon orders that US Army officer William Calley should be moved from prison to house arrest 3 days after Calley was found guilty for his role in the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 2, 1971, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 2, 1971 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1971

Television shows that people were watching in March 1971:

TV shows from March 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

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

Kids TV shows on March 2, 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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1971

Toys and games that were popular 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)

Were you born on March 2, 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 March 2, 1977, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 2.

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

Former Soviet leader Deceased
Born on March 2, 1931
He turned 40 on this day in 1971.

Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter

Singer Deceased
Born on March 2, 1950
She turned 21 on this day in 1971.

Scott La Rock

Scott La Rock

Hip-Hop DJ Deceased
Born on March 2, 1962
He turned 9 on this day in 1971.

Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi

Singer
Born on March 2, 1962
He turned 9 on this day in 1971.

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

Actor
Born on March 2, 1968
He turned 3 on this day in 1971.

Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Singer
Born on March 2, 1977
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Lance Cade

Lance Cade

Wrestler Deceased
Born on March 2, 1981
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Robert Iler

Robert Iler

Actor
Born on March 2, 1985
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Savannah LaBrant

Savannah LaBrant

Internet personality
Born on March 2, 1993
She was born exactly 22 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on March 2, 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 March 2, 1971 was most likely conceived around June 9, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 2, 1971 is close to November 23, 1971.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 2, 1971:

  • 19,436 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,776 weeks have passed.
  • 1,679,270,400 seconds have passed since March 2, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,959,148,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 866,503,526,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 279,878,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 144,417,254 steps. That's roughly 64,185 miles.
  • 20,151,245 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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