July 31st, 1971, was a Saturday. It was Day 212 of 1971. The decade was the Seventies.
51 years, 9 months, and 28 days have passed since July 31st, 1971.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
Notable events that occurred on July 31st, 1971.
On July 31st, 1971, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The top movie on this date was "Willard".
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The date is July 31st, 1971, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. People are currently enjoying their weekend.
It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Indian Reservation by Raiders is at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Get It On by T. Rex is the number-one hit song.
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", "McCloud", and "The Odd Couple".
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 "Lassie", "The Clangers", "Harlem Globetrotters", and "Josie and the Pussycats". Children are playing with toys such as Troll doll, Operation, Suzy Homemaker, and VertiBird (toy helicopter).
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 31st, 1971.
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 (flares) were in fashion.
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.
The best NBA players in 1971 were Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), John Havlicek, Billy Cunningham, Jerry West and Dave Bing.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1971.
"You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor & Carole King won a Grammy for 1971's Song of the Year.
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.
US President Richard Nixon was named Time Person of the Year in 1971.
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 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.
Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
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 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.
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 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.
Although color television was rising in popularity, black-and-white TV sets were still the most popular.
Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.
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Television shows that people were watching in July 1971.
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
All in the Family
American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.
Alias Smith and Jones
American Western series about two outlaws called Hannibal Heyes and Jedediah "Kid" Curry.
The Partridge Family
Musical sitcom starring Shirley Jones.
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.
A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.
Nanny and the Professor
Sitcom starring Juliet Mills and Richard Long.
The Brady Bunch
Sitcom about a large family with six children.
American medical drama series starring James Daly, Chad Everett and Audrey Totter.
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.
American comedy-drama series about a history class in an LA school.
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.
American variety show that featured country music and humor.
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
Police drama series that was set in LA.
Police drama series.
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
American Western series.
Western drama series.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1971.
All in the Family
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
The Brady Bunch
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
The Pink Panther Show
The Adventures of Gulliver
The Banana Splits
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
JOT the Dot
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
Heckle and Jeckle
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1971.
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
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 31st, 1977, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 31st.
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 31st, 1971.
Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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