May 6th, 1971

May 6th, 1971, fell on a Thursday. Day 126 of 1971. Decade: 1970s.

49 years, 0 months and 29 days have passed since May 6th, 1971.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 6th, 1971:

  • United States: Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
  • United Kingdom: Double Barrel - Dave & Ansil Collins

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 6th, 1971.

  • 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.

  • Richard Nixon.

    U.S. President Richard Nixon was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1971.

  • 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.

  • James Taylor & Carole King - "You've Got a Friend"

    "You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor & Carole King would go on to win a Grammy for 1971's Song of the Year.

  • The French Connection

    "The French Connection" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1971.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 49 years, 0 months and 29 days have passed since May 6th, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 6th, 1971, will be 49 years of age.
  • People born in 1971 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 42332400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 6th, 1971:

  • April 24th, 1971: Hundreds of thousands of people protest against the Vietnam War in Washington D.C. and San Francisco.
  • May 8th, 1971: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after they defeat Liverpool 2-1 in Extra Time.
  • May 20th, 1971: The Chuknagar massacre occurs when the Pakistan Army kills thousands of Bengali Hindus.
  • June 2nd, 1971: Football: Ajax win the European Cup after they defeat Panathinaikos 2-0.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 6th, 1971, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1971 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 6th, 1971 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

1971 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie"


1971 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 6th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on May 6th, 1971.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 6th, 1971 was probably conceived around the 27th of July, 1970. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 6th, 1971 is the 13th of February, 1972. (Rough Estimate).

6th of May

Events that have occurred on the 6th of May:

  • May 6th, 1527: The Sack of Rome occurs.
  • May 6th, 1960: The Civil Rights Act of 1960 is signed into law.
  • May 6th, 1966: Moors murders: Ian Brady is found guilty and sentenced to 3 concurrent terms of life imprisonment.
  • May 6th, 1970: Irish politicians Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney are dismissed from the government after they are accused of being involved in a plot to import weapons for the Provisional IRA.
  • May 6th, 1970: Football: Feyenoord win the European Cup after they defeat Celtic 2-1.
  • May 6th, 1976: 900 people are killed when an earthquake strikes the Friuli region of Italy.
  • May 6th, 1994: The Channel Tunnel between France and the UK is opened.
  • May 6th, 2002: The Attitude Era in the WWE comes to an end.
  • May 6th, 2002: Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated.
  • May 6th, 1950: The "Tollund Man" mummy is discovered by peat cutters in Denmark.
  • May 6th, 1961: FA Cup Final 1961: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Leicester City 2-0.
  • May 6th, 1972: FA Cup Final 1972: A goal from Allan Clarke helps Leeds United secure a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
  • May 6th, 1978: A goal from Roger Osborne helps Ipswich Town win the FA Cup Final with a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
  • May 6th, 2004: The TV show "Friends" comes to an end after nearly ten years.
  • May 6th, 2005: Kingdom of Heaven (2005) is released.
  • May 6th, 2007: Nicolas Sarkozy becomes the new president of France.
  • May 6th, 2007: Manchester United win the Premier League title after Chelsea fail to beat Arsenal.
  • May 6th, 2008: Irish politics: Bertie Ahern resigns as Taoiseach.
  • May 6th, 2009: "It's a disgrace!": Barcelona knock Chelsea out of the Champions League after a number of controversial refereeing decisions go their way.
  • May 6th, 2010: The Conservative Party become the largest party in the 2010 United Kingdom general election.
  • May 6th, 2011: Thor (2011) is released in cinemas.
  • May 6th, 2013: Amanda Berry, Michele Knight and Georgina DeJesus are all found alive after having been missing for a decade.
  • May 6th, 2019: The television miniseries Chernobyl is released.
  • May 6th, 2019: Meghan Markle gives birth to Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 6th, 1971.

  • 17,927 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,548,892,800 seconds have passed since the May 6th, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,807,041,600 times.
  • Since May 6th, 1971, earth has travelled approximately 799,228,684,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 258,148,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 133,204,781 steps. That's about 59,202 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,586,714 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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