The 9th of August, 1971, fell on a Monday. Day 221 of 1971. Decade: 1970s.
48 years, 5 months and 16 days have passed since the 9th of August, 1971.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 9th of August, 1971:
Internment: British government forces arrest hundreds of Irish nationalists and detain them without trial.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 9th of August, 1971:
United States: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Bee Gees
United Kingdom: Get It On - T. Rex
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 9th of August, 1971.
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.
James Taylor & Carole King - "You've Got a Friend"
"You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor & Carole King would go on to win a Grammy for 1971's Song of the Year.
U.S. President Richard Nixon was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1971.
The French Connection
"The French Connection" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1971.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 9th of August:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 9th of August, 1971.
17,701 days have passed since this date.
1,529,370,000 seconds have passed since the 9th of August, 1971.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,784,265,000 times.
Since the 9th of August, 1971, earth has travelled approximately 789,154,920,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 254,895,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 131,525,820 steps. That's about 58,456 miles!
Since this date, 18,352,440 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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