May 26th, 1971

May 26th, 1971, fell on a Wednesday. Day 146 of 1971. Decade: 1970s.

49 years, 0 months and 9 days have passed since May 26th, 1971.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 26th, 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 May 26th, 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 9 days have passed since May 26th, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 26th, 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 44060400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 26th, 1971:

  • 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.
  • June 17th, 1971: US President Nixon declares "War on Drugs".

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 26th, 1971, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1971 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 26th, 1971 falls under the Deer.
  • 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 26th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on May 26th, 1971.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 26th, 1971 was probably conceived around the 16th of August, 1970. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 26th, 1971 is the 4th of March, 1972. (Rough Estimate).

26th of May

Events that have occurred on the 26th of May:

  • May 26th, 1980: 2,000 people are killed in South Korea when military forces clash with pro-democracy protesters.
  • May 26th, 1999: Manchester United defeat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final after scoring two goals in injury time.
  • May 26th, 2004: Porto win the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final.
  • May 26th, 2004: The Day After Tomorrow (2004) is released.
  • May 26th, 2004: Fantasia Barrino wins Season 3 of American Idol.
  • May 26th, 1967: The album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is released by The Beatles.
  • May 26th, 1982: Football: Aston Villa win the European Cup after defeating Bayern Munich 1-0.
  • May 26th, 1983: Manchester United win the FA Cup final after they beat Brighton 4-0 in a replay.
  • May 26th, 1989: Arsenal win the Football League in the final game of the season after Michael Thomas scores a late winner against Liverpool.
  • May 26th, 1993: Menace II Society (1993) is released.
  • May 26th, 1995: The movie Casper (1995) is released in movie theaters.
  • May 26th, 2006: The video game "Hitman: Blood Money" is released.
  • May 26th, 2007: Actress Lindsay Lohan is arrested for driving under the influence.
  • May 26th, 2007: Sean Kingston releases his single "Beautiful Girls".
  • May 26th, 2009: Mike Tyson's three-year-old daughter Exodus passes away after suffering an accident on an exercise treadmill.
  • May 26th, 2010: Lee DeWyze wins the 9th season of American Idol.
  • May 26th, 2010: Real Madrid sack manager Manuel Pellegrini.
  • May 26th, 2011: Actress Lindsay Lohan receives a 120-day jail sentence for theft.
  • May 26th, 2011: The Hangover Part II (2011) is released.
  • May 26th, 2011: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) is released.
  • May 26th, 2011: Former Serbian general Ratko Mladic is arrested in Lazarevo, northern Serbia.
  • May 26th, 2020: Protests begin in Minneapolis over the police killing of George Floyd.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 26th, 1971.

  • 17,907 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,547,164,800 seconds have passed since the May 26th, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,805,025,600 times.
  • Since May 26th, 1971, earth has travelled approximately 798,337,036,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 257,860,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 133,056,173 steps. That's about 59,136 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,565,978 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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