October 15th, 1971

October 15th, 1971, fell on a Friday. It was day 288 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.

49 years, 1 months and 13 days have passed since October 15th, 1971.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Andy Cole: Soccer player.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: Maggie May / Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart
  • United Kingdom: Maggie May / Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart

Take Me Back!

The date is October 15th, 1971 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the 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. The song Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom.

Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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. An action film called "The French Connection" is currently being shown in movie theaters.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Here's Lucy", "The Brady Bunch", "McMillan & Wife" and "Upstairs, Downstairs". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Underdog", "The Brady Bunch" and "Sesame Street". Popular toys include the likes of "Army men", "Lite-Brite", "Battleship (game)" and "Clackers".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on October 15th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 49 years, 1 months and 13 days have passed since October 15th, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 15th, 1971, will be 49 years of age.
  • People born in 1971 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 56329200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 15th, 1971:

  • September 15th, 1971: The first ever Greenpeace ship sets sail.
  • 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.
  • October 21st, 1971: 22 people are killed when a gas explosion occurs at a shopping centre in Clarkston, Scotland .
  • October 29th, 1971: American guitarist Duane Allman is killed in a motorbike accident.
  • November 8th, 1971: Led Zeppelin release their best-selling album "Led Zeppelin IV".

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 15th, 1971, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 15th, 1971 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
  • McMillan & Wife - TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.
  • 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.

1971 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

1971 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 15th of October:


US President

Who was the US President on October 15th, 1971?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 15th, 1971?

  • Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 15th, 1971 was probably conceived around the 5th of January, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 15th, 1971 is the 24th of July, 1972. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 17,942 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,550,192,400 seconds have passed since the October 15th, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,808,557,800 times.
  • Since October 15th, 1971, earth has travelled approximately 799,899,278,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 258,365,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 133,316,546 steps. That's about 59,252 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,602,309 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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