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October 3rd, 1971.

October 3rd, 1971, was a Sunday. It was day 276 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years and 19 days have passed since October 3rd, 1971.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 3rd, 1971.

  • United States: Go Away Little Girl - Donny Osmond
  • United Kingdom: Hey Girl Dont Bother Me - Tams
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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 3rd, 1971.

Take me back to October 3rd, 1971!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 3rd, 1971 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Hey Girl Dont Bother Me by Tams is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Stewardesses 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 "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In", "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "The Brady Bunch" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Underdog", "Cattanooga Cats" and "The Clangers". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Army men, Lite-Brite and Nerf Balls.

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 October 3rd, 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 50 years and 19 days have passed since October 3rd, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 39 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 3rd, 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 55292400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 3rd, 1971.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 3rd, 1971, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • 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 3rd, 1971 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

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.

TV shows from October, 1971.

  • McMillan & Wife - TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.
  • 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.

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.

Kid's TV shows on October 3rd, 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.

  • Uno (card game)
  • 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 October 3rd, 1977 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Stevie Ray Vaughan

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

Al Sharpton

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

Tommy Lee

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

Gwen Stefani

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

Neve Campbell

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

India Arie

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

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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

Ashlee Simpson

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

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 3rd of October.

  • German Unity Day

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on October 3rd, 1971.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 3rd, 1971.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 3rd, 1971 was most likely conceived around the 24th of December, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 3rd, 1971 is close to the 12th of July, 1972.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 3rd, 1971.

  • A total of 18,282 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,611 weeks have passed.
  • 1,579,564,800 seconds have passed since the October 3rd, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,842,825,600 times.
  • Since October 3rd, 1971, the earth has travelled approximately 815,055,436,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 263,260,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 135,842,573 steps. That's about 60,374 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,954,778 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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