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September 8th, 1971.

September 8th, 1971, was a Wednesday. It was day 251 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.

49 years, 8 months and 1 days have passed since September 8th, 1971.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 8th, 1971.

  • United States: Uncle Albert Admiral Halsey - Paul & Linda McCartney
  • United Kingdom: I'm Still Waiting - Diana Ross

Take me back to September 8th, 1971!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 8th, 1971 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.

In America, the song Uncle Albert Admiral Halsey by Paul & Linda McCartney 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 Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "The Flip Wilson Show", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Odd Couple".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Underdog", "JOT the Dot" and "Sesame Street". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Army men, Battleship (game), Clackers and Frisbee.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on September 8th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 49 years, 8 months and 1 days have passed since September 8th, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 36 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 8th, 1971, will be 49 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1971 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 53132400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around September 8th, 1971.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 8th, 1971, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 8th, 1971 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

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

Kid's TV shows on September 8th, 1971.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1971.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 8th of September.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on September 8th, 1971.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 8th, 1971.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 8th, 1971 was most likely conceived around the 29th of November, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 8th, 1971 is close to the 17th of June, 1972.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 8th, 1971.

  • A total of 18,141 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,591 weeks have passed.
  • 1,567,382,400 seconds have passed since the September 8th, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,828,612,800 times.
  • Since September 8th, 1971, the earth has travelled approximately 808,769,318,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 261,230,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 134,794,886 steps. That's about 59,909 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,808,589 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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