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July 4, 1971 Independence Day (USA)

July 4, 1971, was a Sunday. It was the 185th day of 1971. The decade was the seventies.

52 years, 7 months, and 28 days have passed since July 4, 1971.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 4, 1971:

  • United States: "It's Too Late" by Carole King
  • United Kingdom: "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" by Middle of the Road

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 4, 1971

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
  • Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian) - The Raiders
  • Treat Her Like A Lady - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
  • Rainy Days And Mondays - Carpenters
  • Don't Pull Your Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
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Love Story

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Love Story" was at the top of the box office on July 4, 1971.

Facts

Independence Day 1971 was 19,234 days ago. Approximately 641 months have passed. It was the 185th day of 1971, in week 26. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 52 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 214 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to July 4, 1971

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Sunday, July 4, 1971. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the days ahead.

America is celebrating the 4th of July, which means that fireworks are being set off and families are holding barbeques together. The summer of 1971 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "It's Too Late" by Carole King is at the top of the singles charts, while "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" by Middle of the Road is the number-one song in the UK.

Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Love Story is at the top of the box office. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Louis Armstrong, J. Edgar Hoover, Jackie Robinson, and Janet Munro would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Room 222", "Medical Center", and "Nanny and the Professor".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo", "The Pink Panther Show", "The Brady Bunch", and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch". Popular toys at the moment include Troll doll, Etch A Sketch, Clackers, and G.I. Joe Adventure Team.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 4, 1971.

  • Jim Morrison dies.

    Jim Morrison dies

    Music fans were mourning the passing of The Doors singer Jim Morrison, who had recently been found dead in his bathtub at his rented apartment in Paris. He was only 27 years old.
  • 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?

Notable events that happened close to July 4, 1971.

  • 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".
  • June 28, 1971: The US Supreme Court overturns Muhammad Ali's draft refusal conviction.
  • June 29, 1971: Three Russian cosmonauts lose their lives after their capsule depressurizes during reentry.
  • June 30, 1971: The comedy-drama film "Carnal Knowledge" is released.
  • July 3, 1971: The Doors singer Jim Morrison dies and is later found lying in his bathtub.
  • This date: July 4, 1971
  • July 5, 1971: The voting age in the United States is reduced from 21 to 18.
  • July 6, 1971: American trumpeter Louis Armstrong dies from a heart attack at the age of 69.
  • July 9, 1971: Détente: US National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger visits the People's Republic of China in an attempt to ease tensions between the two countries.
  • July 30, 1971: 162 people are killed when All Nippon Airways Flight 58 collides with a Japanese fighter jet.
  • July 31, 1971: Donny Osmond releases his single "Go Away Little Girl".
  • August 1, 1971: The first episode of the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is aired on CBS.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 4, 1971, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • 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 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 4, 1971 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1971

Television shows that people were watching in July 1971:

TV shows from July 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.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Room 222
Room 222
The Main Chance
The Main Chance
Hee Haw
Hee Haw
Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Adam-12
Adam-12
Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
Columbo
Columbo
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
Bonanza
Bonanza
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
What's My Line?
What's My Line?

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

Kids TV shows on July 4, 1971

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1971:

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

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
The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show
Skyhawks
Skyhawks
The Adventures of Gulliver
The Adventures of Gulliver
The Banana Splits
The Banana Splits
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot
Underdog
Underdog
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
My Three Sons
Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
Lassie
Lassie
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1971

Toys and games that were popular in 1971:

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)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Army men
Army men
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch
Troll doll
Troll doll

Were you born on July 4, 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 July 4, 1977, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 4.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author Deceased
Born on July 4, 1804
He was not alive on this date.

Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge

US President Deceased
Born on July 4, 1872
He was not alive on this date.

Mike Sorrentino

Mike Sorrentino

Television personality
Born on July 4, 1982
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Melissa Barrera

Melissa Barrera

Actress
Born on July 4, 1990
She was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on July 4:

  • Independence Day (USA)
USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 4, 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 July 4, 1971 was most likely conceived around October 11, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 4, 1971 is close to March 26, 1972.

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Stats for July 4, 1971

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 4, 1971:

  • 19,234 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,747 weeks have passed.
  • 1,661,821,200 seconds have passed since July 4, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,938,791,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 857,499,739,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 276,970,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 142,916,623 steps. That's roughly 63,518 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,941,854 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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