August 12th, 1971

August 12th, 1971, fell on a Thursday. Day 224 of 1971. Decade: 1970s.

48 years, 9 months and 24 days have passed since August 12th, 1971.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 12th, 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 August 12th, 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.

  • Richard Nixon.

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 48 years, 9 months and 24 days have passed since August 12th, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 12th, 1971, will be 48 years of age.
  • People born in 1971 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 50799600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 12th, 1971:

  • July 30th, 1971: 162 people are killed when All Nippon Airways Flight 58 collides with a Japanese fighter jet.
  • August 9th, 1971: Internment: British government forces arrest hundreds of Irish nationalists and detain them without trial.
  • September 4th, 1971: 111 people die when Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashes in Alaska.
  • September 9th, 1971: The Attica Prison riot begins.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 12th, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 12th, 1971 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

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.

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:

  • Weebles
  • 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on August 12th, 1971.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 12th, 1971 was probably conceived around the 2nd of November, 1970. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 12th, 1971 is the 21st of May, 1972. (Rough Estimate).

12th of August

Events that have occurred on the 12th of August:

  • August 12th, 1966: Massacre of Braybrook Street: Harry Roberts, John Duddy and Jack Witney kill 3 policemen in London, England.
  • August 12th, 1969: Battle of the Bogside: Riots break out in Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • August 12th, 1982: A debt crisis begins in Latin America when Mexico announces that it is unable to pay its foreign debt.
  • August 12th, 1985: Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes, killing 520 people.
  • August 12th, 1950: 75 US prisoners of war are executed by North Korean forces.
  • August 12th, 1970: Paris Saint-Germain F.C. is founded.
  • August 12th, 1988: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) is released in cinemas.
  • August 12th, 1991: Metallica release their self-titled album "Metallica".
  • August 12th, 1997: The Backstreet Boys release their debut self-titled album "Backstreet Boys".
  • August 12th, 2003: Football: Manchester United sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting CP.
  • August 12th, 2005: Anthony Hutton wins the 6th season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).
  • August 12th, 2010: Irish crime: Rapist Larry Murphy is released from prison.
  • August 12th, 2013: 25-year-old Tiffany Daniels goes missing in Pensacola Beach, Florida.
  • August 12th, 2017: A white supremacist kills Heather Heyer after driving his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 12th, 1971.

  • 17,830 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,540,512,000 seconds have passed since the August 12th, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,797,264,000 times.
  • Since August 12th, 1971, earth has travelled approximately 794,904,192,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 256,752,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 132,484,032 steps. That's about 58,882 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,486,144 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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