June 17th, 1971, fell on a Thursday. It was day 168 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.
49 years, 1 months and 24 days have passed since June 17th, 1971.
On This Date
Events that occurred on June 17th, 1971:
US President Nixon declares "War on Drugs".
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 17th, 1971:
United States: Want Ads - Honey Cone
United Kingdom: Knock Three Times - Dawn
Take Me Back!
The date is June 17th, 1971 and it's a Thursday. 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. 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Here's Lucy" and "The Flip Wilson Show". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Underdog", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Cattanooga Cats" and "All in the Family". Popular toys include the likes of "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots", "Lite-Brite", "Nerf Balls" and "VertiBird (toy helicopter)".
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 June 17th, 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.
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 and information about this date:
49 years, 1 months and 24 days have passed since June 17th, 1971.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 24 of 1971.
Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on June 17th, 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 45961200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around June 17th, 1971:
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.
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.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 17th, 1971, will have the star sign Gemini.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
Native American Zodiac: June 17th, 1971 falls under the Deer.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
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.
Bonanza - American Western series.
Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
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
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of June:
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of June:
Icelandic National Day (Iceland)
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on June 17th, 1971.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on June 17th, 1971 was probably conceived around the 7th of September, 1970. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 17th, 1971 is the 26th of March, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about June 17th, 1971.
17,953 days have passed since this date.
1,551,139,200 seconds have passed since the June 17th, 1971.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,809,662,400 times.
Since June 17th, 1971, earth has travelled approximately 800,387,827,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 258,523,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 133,397,971 steps. That's about 59,288 miles!
Since this date, 18,613,670 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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