August 9th, 1971, fell on a Monday. It was day 221 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.
Exactly 49 years have passed since August 9th, 1971.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 9th, 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 August 9th, 1971:
United States: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - The Bee Gees
United Kingdom: Get It On - T. Rex
Take Me Back!
The date is August 9th, 1971 and it's a Monday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by The Bee Gees is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Get It On by T. Rex is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States. 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "The Flip Wilson Show" and "The Odd Couple". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "My Three Sons", "Underdog", "The Pink Panther Show" and "Cattanooga Cats". Popular toys include the likes of "Motorific (slot car toys)", "Suzy Homemaker", "Battleship (game)" and "VertiBird (toy helicopter)".
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 August 9th, 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.
U.S. President Richard Nixon was named as the Time Person of the Year 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.
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.
The French Connection
"The French Connection" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1971.
Basic facts and information about this date:
Exactly 49 years have passed since August 9th, 1971.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 1971.
Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on August 9th, 1971, will be 49 years of age.
People born in 1971 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 50540400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 9th, 1971:
July 30th, 1971: 162 people are killed when All Nippon Airways Flight 58 collides with a Japanese fighter jet.
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 9th, 1971, will have the star sign Leo.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1971 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
Native American Zodiac: August 9th, 1971 falls under the Salmon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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.
Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
Bonanza - American Western series.
Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
1971 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie"
1971 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1971:
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 9th of August:
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on August 9th, 1971.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 9th, 1971 was probably conceived around the 30th of October, 1970. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 9th, 1971 is the 18th of May, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 9th, 1971.
17,898 days have passed since this date.
1,546,387,200 seconds have passed since the August 9th, 1971.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,804,118,400 times.
Since August 9th, 1971, earth has travelled approximately 797,935,795,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 257,731,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 132,989,299 steps. That's about 59,106 miles!
Since this date, 18,556,646 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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