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September 18, 1971

September 18, 1971, was a Saturday. It was 52 years, 8 months, and 28 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on September 18, 1971:

  • Golf: The United States wins the 1971 Ryder Cup at the Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri.
Birthdays

Born on September 18, 1971

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 18, 1971:

  • United States: "Go Away Little Girl" by Donny Osmond
  • United Kingdom: "I'm Still Waiting" by Diana Ross

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 18, 1971

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Go Away Little Girl - Donny Osmond
  • Spanish Harlem - Aretha Franklin
  • Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
  • Maggie May/Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart
  • Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - Paul & Linda McCartney
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Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Top movie

The movie "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 19,265 days ago. Approximately 642 months have passed. It was the 261st day of 1971, in week 37. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 52 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 214 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to September 18, 1971

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Saturday, September 18, 1971. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, attending dances, shopping, and watching sports.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "Go Away Little Girl" by Donny Osmond is at the top of the singles charts, while "I'm Still Waiting" by Diana Ross is the number-one song in the UK.

Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song is at the top of the box office. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as J. Edgar Hoover, Jackie Robinson, Janet Munro, and Harry S. Truman would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Hawaii Five-O", "Medical Center", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", and "The Partridge Family".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo", "Skyhawks", "Sesame Street", and "Josie and the Pussycats". Popular toys at the moment include Troll doll, the Easy-Bake Oven, Army men, and Nerf Balls.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 18, 1971.

  • Have a nice day!

    Have a nice day!

    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.

    Bell-bottoms

    Bell-bottoms (flares) were in fashion.
  • 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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

    US President Richard Nixon was named 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.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement

    The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 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

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. 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

    The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. 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

    Although color television was rising in popularity, black-and-white TV sets were still the most popular.
  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone

    Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on September 18, 1971.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 18, 1971.

  • August 21, 1971: 6 people are left dead following an escape attempt and riot at San Quentin State Prison in California.
  • August 22, 1971: "The Camden 28" are arrested while attempting to sabotage the Vietnam War draft process in Camden, New Jersey.
  • September 4, 1971: 111 people die when Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashes in Alaska.
  • September 9, 1971:
    • The Attica Prison riot begins in New York.
    • English musician John Lennon releases his album "Imagine".
  • September 13, 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 15, 1971: The first ever Greenpeace ship sets sail.
  • September 17, 1971: The first episode of the action comedy series "The Persuaders!" is aired on television.
  • This date: September 18, 1971
  • October 1, 1971: Disney World is opened near Orlando, Florida.
  • October 2, 1971: The music show "Soul Train" makes its debut on television.
  • October 7, 1971: The action film "The French Connection" is released.
  • October 11, 1971: The song "Imagine" is released by Beatles star John Lennon.
  • October 14, 1971: 18-year-old Jean Virginia Sampare goes missing outside of Gitsegukla in British Columbia, Canada.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 18, 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 18, 1971 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on September 18, 1971

People in September 1971 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from September 1971.

McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
The Persuaders!
The Persuaders!
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
All in the Family
All in the Family
Alias Smith and Jones
Alias Smith and Jones
The Partridge Family
The Partridge Family
The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Flip Wilson Show
The Flip Wilson Show
McCloud
McCloud
Nanny and the Professor
Nanny and the Professor

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 September 18, 1971

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

Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!
Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!
Archie's TV Funnies
Archie's TV Funnies
The Funky Phantom
The Funky Phantom

The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show
The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show
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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1971

Toys and games that were popular 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

Were you born on September 18, 1971?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out September 18, 1977, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 18.

Gerry Bamman

Gerry Bamman

Actor
Born on September 18, 1941
He turned 30 on this day in 1971.

John McAfee

John McAfee

Computer programmer Deceased
Born on September 18, 1945
He turned 26 on this day in 1971.

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini

Actor Deceased
Born on September 18, 1961
He turned 10 on this day in 1971.

Xzibit

Xzibit

Rapper / Television host
Born on September 18, 1974
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Ronaldo

Ronaldo

Brazilian soccer player
Born on September 18, 1976
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic

Soccer player
Born on September 18, 1998
He was born exactly 27 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on September 18, 1971.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 18, 1971 was most likely conceived around December 26, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 18, 1971 is close to June 10, 1972.

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Stats for September 18, 1971

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about September 18, 1971:

  • 19,265 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,752 weeks have passed.
  • 1,664,496,000 seconds have passed since September 18, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,941,912,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 858,879,936,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 277,416,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 143,146,656 steps. That's roughly 63,621 miles.
  • 19,973,952 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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