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October 15th, 1971.

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

49 years, 7 months and 28 days have passed since October 15th, 1971.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Born on October 15th, 1971.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Andy Cole: Soccer player.

Music charts.

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
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Take me back to October 15th, 1971!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

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. 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.

An action film called "The French Connection" is currently being shown in movie theaters. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Odd Couple", "All in the Family", "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour" and "Upstairs, Downstairs". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Cattanooga Cats", "Sesame Street" and "All in the Family".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Army men, Motorific (slot car toys), Crissy (doll) and Frisbee.

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 15th, 1971.

  • Bell-bottoms are becoming popular.

    Bell-bottoms are becoming popular.

    In the early 1970s, bell-bottoms started to take off in popularity.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 49 years, 7 months and 28 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.
  • Generation: 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 1st, 1971: Disney World is opened near Orlando, Florida.
  • 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.
  • This date: October 15th, 1971
  • 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".

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • 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 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 7.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on October 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.

  • 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 15th, 1977 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 15th of October.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

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

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 15th, 1971 was most likely conceived around the 5th of January, 1971.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 15th, 1971 is close to the 24th of July, 1972.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 18,138 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,591 weeks have passed.
  • 1,567,123,200 seconds have passed since the October 15th, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,828,310,400 times.
  • Since October 15th, 1971, the earth has travelled approximately 808,635,571,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 261,187,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 134,772,595 steps. That's about 59,899 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,805,478 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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