The 20th of May, 1971, fell on a Thursday. Day 140 of 1971. Decade: 1970s.
48 years, 8 months and 6 days have passed since the 20th of May, 1971.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 20th of May, 1971:
The Chuknagar massacre occurs when the Pakistan Army kills thousands of Bengali Hindus.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th of May, 1971:
United States: Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
United Kingdom: Knock Three Times - Dawn
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 the 20th of May, 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.
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.
U.S. President Richard Nixon was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1971.
The French Connection
"The French Connection" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of May:
20th of May, 1995: FA Cup Final 1995: Everton secure their first major trophy in eight years after they defeat Manchester United 1-0.
20th of May, 1996: The song "Three Lions" is released as the official anthem of the England football team (for the 1996 European Championships).
20th of May, 1998: Football: Spanish side Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Juventus 1-0.
20th of May, 2000: FA Cup Final: A 73rd minute goal from Roberto Di Matteo helps Chelsea secure a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa.
20th of May, 2013: Football: It is announced that Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho will be leaving the club.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 20th of May, 1971.
17,781 days have passed since this date.
1,536,282,000 seconds have passed since the 20th of May, 1971.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,792,329,000 times.
Since the 20th of May, 1971, earth has travelled approximately 792,721,512,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 256,047,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 132,120,252 steps. That's about 58,720 miles!
Since this date, 18,435,384 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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