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August 29th, 1971.

August 29th, 1971, was a Sunday. It was day 241 of 1971. The decade was the Seventies.

51 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since August 29th, 1971.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Song charts

Popular songs.

On August 29th, 1971, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

  • United States: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - The Bee Gees
  • United Kingdom: I'm Still Waiting - Diana Ross

The record charts on August 29th, 1971.

The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Bee Gees
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
  • Signs - Five Man Electrical Band
  • Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye
  • Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
Play the top singles from the year 1971.
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The Anderson Tapes

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "The Anderson Tapes".

Take me back to August 29th, 1971!

Let's go back in time!

The date is August 29th, 1971, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1971 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. 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, I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross is the number one hit song.

Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States, and the movie The Anderson Tapes is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Edward Heath is the current Prime Minister. 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 and Harry S. Truman would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Hawaii Five-O", "Here's Lucy" and "Medical Center".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Banana Splits", "Cattanooga Cats", "The Brady Bunch" and "Sesame Street". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Motorific (slot car toys), Suzy Homemaker and Clackers.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 29th, 1971.

  • Have a nice day!

    Have a nice day!

    Around this time, 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 are becoming popular.

    Bell-bottoms are becoming popular.

    In the early 1970s, bell-bottoms started to take off in popularity.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1971?

    Who were the best football players in 1971?

    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.

    U.S. President Richard Nixon was named as the 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the hippie counterculture was at its height in popularity. 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.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. 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.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the afro hairstyle was at its peak in popularity. 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.

    Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 51 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since August 29th, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on August 29th, 1971 will be 51 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1971 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 52268400.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around August 29th, 1971.

  • July 30th, 1971: 162 people are killed when All Nippon Airways Flight 58 collides with a Japanese fighter jet.
  • July 31st, 1971: Donny Osmond releases his single "Go Away Little Girl".
  • August 1st, 1971: The first episode of the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is aired on CBS.
  • August 9th, 1971: Internment: British government forces arrest hundreds of Irish nationalists and detain them without trial.
  • August 14th, 1971: Soccer: Kevin Keegan makes his debut for Liverpool.
  • August 21st, 1971: 6 people are left dead following an escape attempt and riot at San Quentin State Prison in California.
  • August 22nd, 1971: "The Camden 28" are arrested while attempting to sabotage the Vietnam War draft process in Camden, New Jersey.
  • This date: August 29th, 1971
  • September 4th, 1971: 111 people die when Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashes in Alaska.
  • September 9th, 1971: The Attica Prison riot begins in New York.
  • September 9th, 1971: English musician John Lennon releases his album "Imagine".
  • September 13th, 1971: A revolt at Attica Prison in New York comes to an end after the prison is stormed by state police and the National Guard.
  • September 15th, 1971: The first ever Greenpeace ship sets sail.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 29th, 1971, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1971 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 29th, 1971 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Personality traits.

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Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in August, 1971.

TV shows from August, 1971.

The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
Variety show starring pop singers Sonny Bono and Cher.

The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

All in the Family
All in the Family
American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.

The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple
Starring Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.

The Flip Wilson Show
The Flip Wilson Show
Variety show hosted by Flip Wilson.

McCloud
McCloud
A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.

The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Sitcom about a large family with six children.

Medical Center
Medical Center
American medical drama series starring James Daly, Chad Everett and Audrey Totter.

Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Medical drama television program.

The Courtship of Eddie's Father
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
American sitcom starring Bill Bixby as Tom Corbett and Brandon Cruz as Eddie Corbett.

Room 222
Room 222
American comedy-drama series about a history class in an LA school.

The Main Chance
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.

Hee Haw
Hee Haw
American variety show that featured country music and humor.

Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Adam-12
Adam-12
Police drama series that was set in LA.

Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
Police drama series.

Columbo
Columbo
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

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

Kids' TV shows on August 29th, 1971.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1971.

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

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Skyhawks
Skyhawks

The Adventures of Gulliver
The Adventures of Gulliver

The Banana Splits
The Banana Splits

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo

JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot

Underdog
Underdog

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1971.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1971.

The Rock Flowers dolls
The Rock Flowers dolls

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

Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Army men
Army men

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out August 29th, 1977 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Richard Attenborough

Actor. Deceased
Born on August 29th, 1923
He turned 48 on this day in 1971.

John McCain

US presidential candidate. Deceased
Born on August 29th, 1936
He turned 35 on this day in 1971.

Michael Jackson

Singer. Deceased
Born on August 29th, 1958
He turned 13 on this day in 1971.

Thomas Tuchel

German football manager.
Born on August 29th, 1973
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Fred Figglehorn

Youtube personality.
Born on August 29th, 1993
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on August 29th, 1971.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 29th, 1971.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 29th, 1971 was most likely conceived around December 6th, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 29th, 1971 is close to May 21st, 1972.

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Stats for August 29th, 1971

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 29th, 1971.

  • A total of 18,660 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,665 weeks have passed.
  • 1,612,224,000 seconds have passed since the August 29th, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,880,928,000 times.
  • Since August 29th, 1971, the Earth has travelled approximately 831,907,584,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 268,704,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 138,651,264 steps. That's about 61,623 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,346,688 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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