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March 8th, 1971.

March 8th, 1971, was a Monday. It was day 67 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 3 months and 4 days have passed since March 8th, 1971.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On this day.

What happened on March 8th, 1971?

  • The Fight of the Century takes place between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali.

Music charts.

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

  • United States: One Bad Apple - Osmonds
  • United Kingdom: Baby Jump - Mungo Jerry
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Take me back to March 8th, 1971!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 8th, 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, Baby Jump by Mungo Jerry 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.

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 "Gunsmoke", "Dark Shadows", "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" and "The Brady Bunch".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Captain Kangaroo", "My Three Sons" and "The Pink Panther Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Army men, Clackers, Crissy (doll) and G.I. Joe Adventure Team.

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 8th, 1971.

  • Bell-bottoms are becoming popular.

    Bell-bottoms are becoming popular.

    In the early 1970s, bell-bottoms started to take off in popularity.

  • 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.

  • 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, 3 months and 4 days have passed since March 8th, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 10 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 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 37234800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 8th, 1971.

  • 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.
  • March 1st, 1971: British postal workers go on strike over union rights.
  • This date: March 8th, 1971
  • 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.
  • April 1st, 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.
  • April 3rd, 1971: Color television is launched in Ireland.

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 8th, 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 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 8th, 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.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on March 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 March 8th, 1977 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 8th of March.

  • March 8th, 1976: Freddie Prinze, Jr (Actor) was born exactly 5 years after this date.
  • March 8th, 1982: Kat Von D (Tattoo artist) was born exactly 11 years after this date.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

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

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 8th, 1971 was most likely conceived around the 29th of May, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 8th, 1971 is close to the 16th of December, 1971.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 18,359 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,622 weeks have passed.
  • 1,586,217,600 seconds have passed since the March 8th, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,850,587,200 times.
  • Since March 8th, 1971, the earth has travelled approximately 818,488,281,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 264,369,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 136,414,714 steps. That's about 60,629 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,034,611 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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