May 20th, 1971, was a Thursday. It was day 140 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.
50 years, 11 months and 30 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.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" was at the top of the box office on May 20th, 1971.
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 May 20th, 1971.
In May of 1971, the Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger married Nicaraguan actress Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias in France.
Around this time, 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.
In the early 1970s, bell-bottoms started to take off in popularity.
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.
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.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
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.
In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the afro hairstyle was at its peak in popularity. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date.
Notable events that occurred around May 20th, 1971.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
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.
A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.
The Brady Bunch
Sitcom about a large family with six children.
American medical drama series starring James Daly, Chad Everett and Audrey Totter.
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.
American comedy-drama series about a history class in an LA school.
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.
American variety show that featured country music and humor.
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
Police drama series that was set in LA.
Police drama series.
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
American Western series.
Western drama series.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1971.
All in the Family
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Josie and the Pussycats
The Brady Bunch
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
The Pink Panther Show
The Adventures of Gulliver
The Banana Splits
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
JOT the Dot
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
Heckle and Jeckle
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1971.
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 20th.
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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