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October 19th, 1971.

October 19th, 1971, was a Tuesday. It was day 292 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.

49 years, 9 months and 11 days have passed since October 19th, 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 19th, 1971.

  • United States: Maggie May / Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart
  • United Kingdom: Maggie May / Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart
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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 19th, 1971.

Take me back to October 19th, 1971!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 19th, 1971 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. 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 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.

An action film called "The French Connection" is currently being shown in movie theaters. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo.", "The Courtship of Eddie's Father", "McCloud" and "All in the Family". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "My Three Sons", "The Bugs Bunny Show" and "Cattanooga Cats".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Suzy Homemaker, Crissy (doll) and VertiBird (toy helicopter).

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 19th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 49 years, 9 months and 11 days have passed since October 19th, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 19th, 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 56674800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 19th, 1971.

  • October 1st, 1971: Disney World is opened near Orlando, Florida.
  • October 7th, 1971: The action film "The French Connection" is released.
  • 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 19th, 1971
  • October 21st, 1971: 22 people are killed when a gas explosion occurs at a shopping centre in Clarkston, Scotland.
  • October 22nd, 1971: The coming-of-age film "The Last Picture Show" is released.
  • October 29th, 1971: American guitarist Duane Allman is killed in a motorbike accident.
  • November 3rd, 1971: The musical comedy-drama film "Fiddler on the Roof" is released in movie theaters.
  • November 8th, 1971: Led Zeppelin release their best-selling album "Led Zeppelin IV".
  • November 16th, 1971: American socialite Edie Sedgwick dies of "probable acute barbiturate intoxication".
  • November 16th, 1971: Alphabet murders: 10-year-old Carmen Colón is kidnapped by a motorist in Rochester, New York.
  • November 18th, 1971: Alphabet murders: The body of missing 10-year-old girl Carmen Colón is found near Churchville in New York.

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 19th, 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 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 19th, 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.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on October 19th, 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 19th, 1977 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 19th.

Robert Reed

Actor. Deceased
Born on October 19th, 1932
He turned 39 on this day in 1971.

John Lithgow

Actor.
Born on October 19th, 1945
He turned 26 on this day in 1971.

Sam Allardyce

Soccer manager.
Born on October 19th, 1954
He turned 17 on this day in 1971.

Evander Holyfield

Boxer.
Born on October 19th, 1962
He turned 9 on this day in 1971.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on October 19th, 1971.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 19th, 1971.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 19th, 1971 was most likely conceived around the 9th of January, 1971.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 19th, 1971 is close to the 28th of July, 1972.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 19th, 1971.

  • A total of 18,182 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,597 weeks have passed.
  • 1,570,924,800 seconds have passed since the October 19th, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,832,745,600 times.
  • Since October 19th, 1971, the earth has travelled approximately 810,597,196,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 261,820,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 135,099,533 steps. That's about 60,044 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,851,098 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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