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June 16th, 1971.

June 16th, 1971, was a Wednesday. It was day 167 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.

49 years, 10 months and 23 days have passed since June 16th, 1971.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Born on June 16th, 1971.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Tupac Shakur: Rap artist.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 16th, 1971.

  • United States: Want Ads - Honey Cone
  • United Kingdom: Knock Three Times - Dawn

Take me back to June 16th, 1971!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 16th, 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 Want Ads by Honey Cone 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.", "The Brady Bunch" and "McCloud".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Bugs Bunny Show" and "The Clangers". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Motorific (slot car toys), Suzy Homemaker, Lite-Brite and Frisbee.

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 16th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 49 years, 10 months and 23 days have passed since June 16th, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 24 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 16th, 1971, will be 49 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1971 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 45874800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 16th, 1971.

  • 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".
  • June 2nd, 1971: Football: Ajax win the European Cup after they defeat Panathinaikos 2-0.
  • This date: June 16th, 1971
  • 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.
  • July 3rd, 1971: The Doors singer Jim Morrison dies and is later found lying in his bathtub.
  • July 5th, 1971: The voting age in the United States is reduced from 21 to 18.

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 16th, 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 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 16th, 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.
  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.

Kid's TV shows on June 16th, 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

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 16th of June.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on June 16th, 1971.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 16th, 1971.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 16th, 1971.

  • A total of 18,225 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,603 weeks have passed.
  • 1,574,640,000 seconds have passed since the June 16th, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,837,080,000 times.
  • Since June 16th, 1971, the earth has travelled approximately 812,514,240,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 262,440,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 135,419,040 steps. That's about 60,186 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,895,680 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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