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April 3, 1971

April 3, 1971, was a Saturday. It was 53 years and 13 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on April 3, 1971?

  • Color television is launched in Ireland.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 3, 1971:

  • United States: "Me And Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin
  • United Kingdom: "Hot Love" by T. Rex

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 3, 1971

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

  • Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - The Temptations
  • Me And Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
  • For All We Know - Carpenters
  • She's A Lady - Tom Jones
  • What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Play the top singles from 1971
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1971. Take a trip back to the days of John Lennon, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin and Bill Withers.
Husbands

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Husbands" was at the top of the box office on April 3, 1971.

Facts

This date occurred 19,372 days ago. Approximately 646 months have passed. It was the 93rd day of 1971, in week 13. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on April 3, 1971, are now 53 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 215 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to April 3, 1971

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is April 3, 1971, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1971 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song "Me And Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin is at the top of the singles charts, while "Hot Love" by T. Rex is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Husbands is at the top of the box office.

Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Room 222", "The Courtship of Eddie's Father", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", and "The Odd Couple". 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. Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo", "Skyhawks", and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch".

Children are playing with toys such as Army men, Operation, Crissy (doll), and VertiBird (toy helicopter).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 3, 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?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around April 3, 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: April 3, 1971
  • April 10, 1971: "The Two Ronnies" debuts on BBC1.
  • April 12, 1971: John Denver releases the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads".
  • April 16, 1971: Carole King releases her single "I Feel the Earth Move".
  • April 18, 1971: The coming-of-age film "Summer of '42" is released in movie theaters.
  • April 19, 1971: The first space station, Salyut 1, is successfully launched by the Soviet Union.
  • April 21, 1971: Haitian dictator François "Papa Doc" Duvalier dies from heart disease and diabetes at the age of 64.
  • April 24, 1971: Hundreds of thousands of people protest against the Vietnam War in Washington D.C. and San Francisco.
  • May 1, 1971: The Western film "Billy Jack" is released.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 3, 1971, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1971 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 3, 1971 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in April 1971

Television shows that people were watching in April 1971:

TV shows from April 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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in April 1971

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

Toys in 1971

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 April 3, 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 April 3, 1977, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 3.

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

Actor Deceased
Born on April 3, 1924
He turned 47 on this day in 1971.

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Actor
Born on April 3, 1958
He turned 13 on this day in 1971.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Actor
Born on April 3, 1961
He turned 10 on this day in 1971.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

British politician
Born on April 3, 1964
He turned 7 on this day in 1971.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes

Actress
Born on April 3, 1986
She was born exactly 15 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on April 3, 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 April 3, 1971 was most likely conceived around July 11, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 3, 1971 is close to December 25, 1971.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 3, 1971:

  • 19,372 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,767 weeks have passed.
  • 1,673,740,800 seconds have passed since April 3, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,952,697,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 863,650,252,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 278,956,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 143,941,709 steps. That's roughly 63,974 miles.
  • 20,084,890 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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