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May 27, 1971

May 27, 1971, was a Thursday. It was 52 years, 10 months, and 19 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Birthdays

Born on May 27, 1971

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On May 27, 1971, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Joy To The World" by Three Dog Night
  • United Kingdom: "Knock Three Times" by Dawn

The music charts on May 27, 1971

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
  • Never Can Say Goodbye - Jackson 5
  • Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
  • Put Your Hand In The Hand - Ocean
  • Me And You And A Dog Named Boo - Lobo
Play the top singles from 1971
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1971. Take a trip back to the days of John Lennon, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin and Bill Withers.
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song".

Facts

This date occurred 19,317 days ago. Approximately 644 months have passed. It was the 147th day of 1971, in week 21. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on May 27, 1971, are now 52 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 215 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to May 27, 1971

Let's go back to the seventies.

The date is May 27, 1971, and it's a Thursday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 1971 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished.

Memorial Day weekend is only a few days away, which means that many Americans are planning picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor events to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. In America, the song "Joy To The World" by Three Dog Night is at the top of the singles charts, while "Knock Three Times" by Dawn is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song is at the top of the box office.

Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Columbo", "Hawaii Five-O", and "Medical Center". In fashion, the hippie look from the 1960s is still popular. Clothing items such as tie dye shirts, bell-bottoms, midi skirts, gauchos and Mexican blouses are being worn by women. Meanwhile, men are wearing dark satin shirts, ethnic-looking tunics, bell bottom jeans, tweed sports jackets and turtlenecks.

It's 1971, so radio stations are playing songs from artists such as George Harrison, John Lennon, Rod Stewart, Lynn Anderson, The Rolling Stones, Three Dog Night, Carole King and The Osmonds. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Jim Morrison, Louis Armstrong, J. Edgar Hoover, and Jackie Robinson would all still be alive. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Adventures of Gulliver", "Harlem Globetrotters", and "Groovie Goolies".

Children are playing with toys such as Troll doll, Lite-Brite, Battleship (game), and VertiBird (toy helicopter).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 27, 1971.

  • Have a nice day!

    Have a nice day!

    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.
  • Bell-bottoms.

    Bell-bottoms

    Bell-bottoms (flares) were in fashion.
  • The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is still ongoing

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1971?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1971?

    The best NBA players in 1971 were Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), John Havlicek, Billy Cunningham, Jerry West and Dave Bing.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.

    The French Connection

    "The French Connection" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1971.
  • James Taylor & Carole King - "You've Got a Friend"

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

    "You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor & Carole King won a Grammy for 1971's Song of the Year.
  • 1971 in movies.

    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.
  • Richard Nixon.

    Richard Nixon

    US President Richard Nixon was named Time Person of the Year in 1971.
  • 1971 in music.

    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.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement

    The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 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.
  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.
  • The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity

    The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix, and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.
  • Color TV.

    Color TV

    Although color television was rising in popularity, black-and-white TV sets were still the most popular.
  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone

    Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 27, 1971.

  • May 1, 1971: The Western film "Billy Jack" is released.
  • May 8, 1971: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after they defeat Liverpool 2-1 in Extra Time.
  • May 11, 1971: British tabloid newspaper the "Daily Sketch" closes down following its merger with the Daily Mail.
  • May 12, 1971: The Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger marries Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias.
  • May 20, 1971: The Chuknagar massacre occurs when the Pakistan Army kills thousands of Bengali Hindus.
  • This date: May 27, 1971
  • May 28, 1971: The Bee Gees release their single "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart".
  • June 2, 1971: Football: Ajax win the European Cup after they defeat Panathinaikos 2-0.
  • June 7, 1971: Ken Ballew's apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland is raided by federal ATF agents on suspicion that he is illegally possessing hand grenades.
  • June 17, 1971: US President Nixon declares a "War on Drugs".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 27, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 27, 1971 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in May 1971

In May 1971, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from May 1971.

The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
All in the Family
All in the Family
Alias Smith and Jones
Alias Smith and Jones
The Partridge Family
The Partridge Family
The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Flip Wilson Show
The Flip Wilson Show
McCloud
McCloud
Nanny and the Professor
Nanny and the Professor
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Medical Center
Medical Center
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.

Cars in 1971

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.

Cars in 1971.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 1971

If you were a kid on May 27, 1971, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

All in the Family
All in the Family
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Groovie Goolies
Groovie Goolies

Josie and the Pussycats
Josie and the Pussycats
Harlem Globetrotters
Harlem Globetrotters
The Clangers
The Clangers
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Cattanooga Cats
Cattanooga Cats
Toys

Toys in 1971

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Nerf Balls
Nerf Balls
Frisbee
Frisbee
Crissy (doll)
Crissy (doll)
Clackers
Clackers
Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Twister mat
Twister mat
Suzy Homemaker
Suzy Homemaker
Operation
Operation
Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)

Were you born on May 27, 1971?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1971.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 27, 1977, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 27.

Vincent Price

Vincent Price

Actor Deceased
Born on May 27, 1911
He turned 60 on this day in 1971.

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Actor Deceased
Born on May 27, 1922
He turned 49 on this day in 1971.

Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger

US Secretary of State Deceased
Born on May 27, 1923
He turned 48 on this day in 1971.

Cilla Black

Cilla Black

Singer / Media personality Deceased
Born on May 27, 1943
She turned 28 on this day in 1971.

Wayne Williams

Wayne Williams

Serial killer
Born on May 27, 1958
He turned 13 on this day in 1971.

Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne

Soccer player
Born on May 27, 1967
He turned 4 on this day in 1971.

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver

Celebrity chef
Born on May 27, 1975
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Andre 3000

Andre 3000

American rapper
Born on May 27, 1975
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Jadakiss

Jadakiss

American rapper
Born on May 27, 1975
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Beauden Barrett

Beauden Barrett

Rugby player
Born on May 27, 1991
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on May 27, 1971.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 27, 1971 was most likely conceived around September 3, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 27, 1971 is close to February 17, 1972.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 27, 1971:

  • 19,317 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,759 weeks have passed.
  • 1,668,988,800 seconds have passed since May 27, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,947,153,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 861,198,220,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 278,164,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 143,533,037 steps. That's roughly 63,792 miles.
  • 20,027,866 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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