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June 2nd, 1971.

June 2nd, 1971, was a Wednesday. It was day 153 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years and 14 days have passed since June 2nd, 1971.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On this day.

What happened on June 2nd, 1971?

  • Football: Ajax win the European Cup after they defeat Panathinaikos 2-0.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 2nd, 1971.

  • United States: Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
  • United Kingdom: Knock Three Times - Dawn
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Take me back to June 2nd, 1971!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 2nd, 1971 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Knock Three Times by Dawn is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Columbo.", "Here's Lucy" and "The Courtship of Eddie's Father".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "My Three Sons", "Underdog", "JOT the Dot" and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Motorific (slot car toys), Battleship (game), Crissy (doll) and Nerf Balls.

News topics, fads & culture.

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 June 2nd, 1971.

  • Have a nice day!

    Have a nice day!

    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.

  • Bell-bottoms are becoming popular.

    Bell-bottoms are becoming popular.

    In the early 1970s, bell-bottoms started to take off in popularity.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1971?

    Who were the best football players in 1971?

    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.

    U.S. President Richard Nixon was named as the 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.

  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement.

    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.

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    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.

  • The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    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.

  • Color TV.

    Color TV.

    Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 50 years and 14 days have passed since June 2nd, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 2nd, 1971, will be 50 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1971 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 44665200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 2nd, 1971.

  • May 8th, 1971: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after they defeat Liverpool 2-1 in Extra Time.
  • May 11th, 1971: British tabloid newspaper the "Daily Sketch" closes down following its merger with the Daily Mail.
  • May 12th, 1971: The Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger marries Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias.
  • May 20th, 1971: The Chuknagar massacre occurs when the Pakistan Army kills thousands of Bengali Hindus.
  • May 28th, 1971: The Bee Gees release their single "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart".
  • This date: June 2nd, 1971
  • June 7th, 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 17th, 1971: US President Nixon declares a "War on Drugs".
  • June 29th, 1971: Three Russian cosmonauts lose their lives after their capsule depressurizes during reentry.
  • June 30th, 1971: The comedy-drama film "Carnal Knowledge" is released.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 2nd, 1971, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 2nd, 1971 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • The Courtship of Eddie's Father - American sitcom starring Bill Bixby as Tom Corbett and Brandon Cruz as Eddie Corbett.
  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.

Kid's TV shows on June 2nd, 1971.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie

Popular toys and games in 1971.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out June 2nd, 1977 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 2nd of June.

  • June 2nd, 1954: Dennis Haysbert (Actor) turned 17 on this day in 1971.
  • June 2nd, 1972: Wentworth Miller (Actor) was born exactly one year after this date.
  • June 2nd, 1978: Justin Long (Actor) was born exactly 7 years after this date.
  • June 2nd, 1988: Sergio Aguero (Argentine soccer player) was born exactly 17 years after this date.
  • June 2nd, 1994: Shroud (Canadian streamer) was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of June.

  • Republic Day (Italy)

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on June 2nd, 1971.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 2nd, 1971.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 2nd, 1971 was most likely conceived around the 23rd of August, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 2nd, 1971 is close to the 11th of March, 1972.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 2nd, 1971.

  • A total of 18,277 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,611 weeks have passed.
  • 1,579,132,800 seconds have passed since the June 2nd, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,842,321,600 times.
  • Since June 2nd, 1971, the earth has travelled approximately 814,832,524,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 263,188,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 135,805,421 steps. That's about 60,358 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,949,594 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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