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July 29, 1971

July 29, 1971, was a Thursday. It was 52 years, 8 months, and 17 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Song charts

Popular songs

On July 29, 1971, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Indian Reservation" by Raiders
  • United Kingdom: "Get It On" by T. Rex

The music charts on July 29, 1971

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian) - The Raiders
  • It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
  • You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
  • Don't Pull Your Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
  • Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
Play the top singles from 1971
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1971. Take a trip back to the days of John Lennon, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin and Bill Withers.
Willard

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Willard".

Facts

This date occurred 19,254 days ago. Approximately 642 months have passed. It was the 210th day of 1971, in week 30. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on July 29, 1971, are now 52 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 214 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to July 29, 1971

Let's go back to the seventies.

The date is July 29, 1971, and it's a Thursday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Leo. 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 "Indian Reservation" by Raiders is at the top of the singles charts, while "Get It On" by T. Rex is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Willard is at the top of the box office. Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "The Main Chance", "Medical Center", and "Alias Smith and Jones". 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, Janet Munro, and Harry S. Truman would all still be alive. Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Heckle and Jeckle", "Underdog", "Cattanooga Cats", and "Groovie Goolies". Children are playing with toys such as Battleship (game), Clackers, Crissy (doll), and G.I. Joe Adventure Team.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 29, 1971.

  • 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?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around July 29, 1971.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: July 29, 1971
  • 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.
  • August 9, 1971: Internment: British government forces arrest hundreds of Irish nationalists and detain them without trial.
  • August 14, 1971: Soccer: Kevin Keegan makes his debut for Liverpool.
  • August 21, 1971: 6 people are left dead following an escape attempt and riot at San Quentin State Prison in California.
  • August 22, 1971: "The Camden 28" are arrested while attempting to sabotage the Vietnam War draft process in Camden, New Jersey.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 29, 1971, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1971 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 29, 1971 falls under the Salmon.
  • 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

Television shows in July 1971

In July 1971, TV audiences were watching the following series:

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.

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in July 1971

If you were a kid on July 29, 1971, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

Josie and the Pussycats
Josie and the Pussycats
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
Toys

Toys in 1971

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Weebles
Weebles
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

Were you born on July 29, 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 29, 1977, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 29.

Benito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini

Italian dictator Deceased
Born on July 29, 1883
He was not alive on this date.

Tony Sirico

Tony Sirico

Actor Deceased
Born on July 29, 1942
He turned 29 on this day in 1971.

Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton

Actor
Born on July 29, 1972
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Wanya Morris

Wanya Morris

Boyz II Men
Born on July 29, 1973
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Francis Higgins

Francis Higgins

Actor
Born on July 29, 1980
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Joey Essex

Joey Essex

Television personality
Born on July 29, 1990
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 29, 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 29, 1971 was most likely conceived around November 5, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 29, 1971 is close to April 20, 1972.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 29, 1971:

  • 19,254 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,750 weeks have passed.
  • 1,663,545,600 seconds have passed since July 29, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,940,803,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 858,389,529,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 277,257,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 143,064,922 steps. That's roughly 63,584 miles.
  • 19,962,547 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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