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July 3rd, 1971.

July 3rd, 1971, was a Saturday. It was day 184 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.

49 years, 11 months and 9 days have passed since July 3rd, 1971.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 3rd, 1971?

  • The Doors singer Jim Morrison dies and is later found lying in his bathtub.

Born on July 3rd, 1971.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Julian Assange: Wikileaks founder.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 3rd, 1971.

  • United States: It's Too Late - Carole King
  • United Kingdom: Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep - Middle of the Road
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The date is July 3rd, 1971 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

In America, the July 4th celebrations are fast approaching. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song It's Too Late by Carole King is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep by Middle of the Road 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 "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In", "Columbo.", "The Brady Bunch" and "McCloud". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Underdog", "The Pink Panther Show" and "Cattanooga Cats".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Army men, Motorific (slot car toys), Nerf Balls and G.I. Joe Adventure Team.

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 July 3rd, 1971.

  • Jim Morrison dies.

    Jim Morrison dies.

    In July of 1971, The Doors singer Jim Morrison was found dead in his bathtub at his rented apartment in Paris. He was 27 years old.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 49 years, 11 months and 9 days have passed since July 3rd, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 26 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 3rd, 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 47343600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 3rd, 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.
  • This date: July 3rd, 1971
  • July 5th, 1971: The voting age in the United States is reduced from 21 to 18.
  • July 6th, 1971: American trumpeter Louis Armstrong dies from a heart attack at the age of 69.
  • July 30th, 1971: 162 people are killed when All Nippon Airways Flight 58 collides with a Japanese fighter jet.
  • July 31st, 1971: Donny Osmond releases his single "Go Away Little Girl".
  • August 1st, 1971: The first episode of the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is aired on CBS.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 3rd, 1971, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1971 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 3rd, 1971 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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 July 3rd, 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 July 3rd, 1977 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 3rd of July.

  • July 3rd, 1943: Kurtwood Smith (Actor) turned 28 on this day in 1971.
  • July 3rd, 1956: Montel Williams (Television personality) turned 15 on this day in 1971.
  • July 3rd, 1962: Tom Cruise (Actor) turned 9 on this day in 1971.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 3rd, 1971.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 3rd, 1971.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 3rd, 1971.

  • A total of 18,242 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,606 weeks have passed.
  • 1,576,108,800 seconds have passed since the July 3rd, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,838,793,600 times.
  • Since July 3rd, 1971, the earth has travelled approximately 813,272,140,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 262,684,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 135,545,357 steps. That's about 60,242 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,913,306 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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