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September 15th, 1971.

September 15th, 1971, was a Wednesday. It was day 258 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years and 5 days have passed since September 15th, 1971.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On this day.

What happened on September 15th, 1971?

  • The first ever Greenpeace ship sets sail.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 15th, 1971.

  • United States: Go Away Little Girl - Donny Osmond
  • United Kingdom: I'm Still Waiting - Diana Ross
Play the top hits from 1971.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1971. Take a trip back to the days of John Lennon, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin and Bill Withers.
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" was at the top of the box office on September 15th, 1971.

Take me back to September 15th, 1971!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 15th, 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.

The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. In America, the song Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond 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 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 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?", "Columbo.", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Cattanooga Cats", "The Brady Bunch" and "The Clangers". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Suzy Homemaker, Clackers and G.I. Joe Adventure Team.

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 15th, 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 50 years and 5 days have passed since September 15th, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 37 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 15th, 1971, will be 50 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1971 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 53737200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around September 15th, 1971.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: September 15th, 1971
  • October 1st, 1971: Disney World is opened near Orlando, Florida.
  • October 7th, 1971: The action film "The French Connection" is released.
  • October 11th, 1971: The song "Imagine" is released by Beatles star John Lennon.
  • October 14th, 1971: 18-year-old Jean Virginia Sampare goes missing outside of Gitsegukla in British Columbia, Canada.

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 15th, 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 15th, 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.

  • The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour - Variety show starring pop singers Sonny Bono and Cher.
  • 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.
  • The Courtship of Eddie's Father - American sitcom starring Bill Bixby as Tom Corbett and Brandon Cruz as Eddie Corbett.
  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.

Kid's TV shows on September 15th, 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

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 check out September 15th, 1977 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on September 15th.

Marco Polo

Merchant traveller. Deceased
Born on September 15th, 1254
He was not alive on this date.

Tom Hardy

Actor.
Born on September 15th, 1977
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Prince Harry

English prince.
Born on September 15th, 1984
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on September 15th, 1971.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 15th, 1971.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 15th, 1971 was most likely conceived around the 6th of December, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 15th, 1971 is close to the 24th of June, 1972.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 15th, 1971.

  • A total of 18,268 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,609 weeks have passed.
  • 1,578,355,200 seconds have passed since the September 15th, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,841,414,400 times.
  • Since September 15th, 1971, the earth has travelled approximately 814,431,283,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 263,059,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 135,738,547 steps. That's about 60,328 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,940,262 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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