May 20th, 1971, was a Thursday. It was day 140 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.
50 years and 23 days have passed since May 20th, 1971.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.
What happened on May 20th, 1971?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 20th, 1971.
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In May of 1971, the Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger married Nicaraguan actress Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias in France.
In the early 1970s, bell-bottoms started to take off in popularity.
The best NBA players in 1971 were Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), John Havlicek, Billy Cunningham, Jerry West and Dave Bing.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1971.
"You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor & Carole King won a Grammy for 1971's Song of the Year.
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.
U.S. President Richard Nixon was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1971.
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.
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.
Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.
During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.
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Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on May 20th, 1971.
Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 20th, 1971.
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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