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July 16th, 1971.

July 16th, 1971, was a Friday. It was day 197 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 3 months and 1 days have passed since July 16th, 1971.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Born on July 16th, 1971.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

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

  • United States: It's Too Late - Carole King
  • United Kingdom: Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep - Middle of the Road
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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 16th, 1971.

Take me back to July 16th, 1971!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 16th, 1971 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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 the movie Love Story is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Edward Heath is the current Prime Minister. 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 J. Edgar Hoover, Jackie Robinson and Harry S. Truman would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "McCloud", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "All in the Family".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Brady Bunch" and "The Clangers". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Motorific (slot car toys), Suzy Homemaker, Clackers 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 16th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

  • 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, 3 months and 1 days have passed since July 16th, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 16th, 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 48466800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 16th, 1971.

  • June 17th, 1971: US President Nixon declares a "War on Drugs".
  • June 28th, 1971: The US Supreme Court overturns Muhammad Ali's draft refusal conviction.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • July 6th, 1971: American trumpeter Louis Armstrong dies from a heart attack at the age of 69.
  • July 9th, 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.
  • This date: July 16th, 1971
  • 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.
  • August 9th, 1971: Internment: British government forces arrest hundreds of Irish nationalists and detain them without trial.
  • August 14th, 1971: Soccer: Kevin Keegan makes his debut for Liverpool.

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 16th, 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 16th, 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.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.

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.

Kid's TV shows on July 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

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 16th, 1977 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 16th.

Will Ferrell

Actor.
Born on July 16th, 1967
He turned 4 on this day in 1971.

Chris Pontius

Stunt performer.
Born on July 16th, 1974
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Bobby Lashley

Wrestler.
Born on July 16th, 1976
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Gareth Bale

Welsh soccer player.
Born on July 16th, 1989
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

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

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 16th, 1971 was most likely conceived around the 6th of October, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 16th, 1971 is close to the 24th of April, 1972.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 18,356 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,622 weeks have passed.
  • 1,585,958,400 seconds have passed since the July 16th, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,850,284,800 times.
  • Since July 16th, 1971, the earth has travelled approximately 818,354,534,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 264,326,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 136,392,422 steps. That's about 60,619 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,031,501 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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