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October 3, 1971

October 3, 1971, was a Sunday. It was 52 years, 9 months, and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Birthdays

Born on October 3, 1971

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 3, 1971:

  • United States: "Go Away Little Girl" by Donny Osmond
  • United Kingdom: "Hey Girl Dont Bother Me" by Tams

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 3, 1971

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Maggie May/Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart
  • Go Away Little Girl - Donny Osmond
  • The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Joan Baez
  • Superstar/Bless The Beasts And Children - Carpenters
  • Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
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The Stewardesses

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Stewardesses" was at the top of the box office on October 3, 1971.

Facts

This date occurred 19,276 days ago. Approximately 643 months have passed. It was the 276th day of 1971, in week 39. The decade was the seventies. Daylight saving time (DST) started in Australia on October 3, 1971, as the clocks went forward by one hour. People who were born on October 3, 1971, are now 52 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 214 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to October 3, 1971

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is October 3, 1971, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. In America, the song "Go Away Little Girl" by Donny Osmond is at the top of the singles charts, while "Hey Girl Dont Bother Me" by Tams is the number-one song in the UK.

Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie The Stewardesses is at the top of the box office. Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Here's Lucy", "The Brady Bunch", and "Alias Smith and Jones".

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.

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "JOT the Dot", "Skyhawks", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", and "The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show". Children are playing with toys such as Crissy (doll), Weebles, the Rock Flowers dolls, and Uno (card game).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 3, 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around October 3, 1971.

  • 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.
  • September 18, 1971: Golf: The United States wins the 1971 Ryder Cup at the Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • October 1, 1971: Disney World is opened near Orlando, Florida.
  • October 2, 1971: The music show "Soul Train" makes its debut on television.
  • This date: October 3, 1971
  • 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.
  • October 21, 1971: 22 people are killed when a gas explosion occurs at a shopping centre in Clarkston, Scotland.
  • October 22, 1971: The coming-of-age film "The Last Picture Show" is released.
  • October 29, 1971: American guitarist Duane Allman is killed in a motorbike accident.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 3, 1971, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1971 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 3, 1971 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in October 1971

Television shows that people were watching in October 1971:

TV shows from October 1971.

Soul Train
Soul Train
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

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in October 1971

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

Toys in 1971

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Uno (card game)
Uno (card game)
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

Were you born on October 3, 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 October 3, 1977, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 3.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Musician Deceased
Born on October 3, 1954
He turned 17 on this day in 1971.

Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton

Activist
Born on October 3, 1954
He turned 17 on this day in 1971.

Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee

Drummer
Born on October 3, 1962
He turned 9 on this day in 1971.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

Singer
Born on October 3, 1969
She turned 2 on this day in 1971.

Neve Campbell

Neve Campbell

Actress
Born on October 3, 1973
She was born exactly 2 years after this date.

India Arie

India Arie

Singer
Born on October 3, 1975
She was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Soccer player
Born on October 3, 1981
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee Simpson

Singer
Born on October 3, 1984
She was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Noah Schnapp

Noah Schnapp

Actor
Born on October 3, 2004
He was born exactly 33 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on October 3:

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on October 3, 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 October 3, 1971 was most likely conceived around January 10, 1971.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 3, 1971 is close to June 25, 1972.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 3, 1971:

  • 19,276 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,753 weeks have passed.
  • 1,665,446,400 seconds have passed since October 3, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,943,020,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 859,370,342,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 277,574,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 143,228,390 steps. That's roughly 63,657 miles.
  • 19,985,357 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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