November 8th, 1971

November 8th, 1971, fell on a Monday. It was day 312 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.

49 years, 2 months and 12 days have passed since November 8th, 1971.


On This Date

Events that occurred on November 8th, 1971:

  • Led Zeppelin release their best-selling album "Led Zeppelin IV".


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 8th, 1971:

  • United States: Gypsies Tramps And Thieves - Cher
  • United Kingdom: Maggie May / Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart

Take Me Back!

The date is November 8th, 1971 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder.

In America, the song Gypsies Tramps And Thieves by Cher is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart is the number one hit song. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Here's Lucy" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "My Three Sons", "Sesame Street", "The Clangers" and "All in the Family".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Lite-Brite", "Crissy (doll)", "Weebles" and "Uno (card game)".


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 November 8th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 49 years, 2 months and 12 days have passed since November 8th, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 45 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on November 8th, 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 58406400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around November 8th, 1971:

  • 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 16th, 1971: American socialite Edie Sedgwick dies of "probable acute barbiturate intoxication".
  • November 24th, 1971: A man called D. B. Cooper parachutes from a plane that he had hijacked, carrying with him US$200,000 in ransom money. He is never seen again.
  • December 1st, 1971: John Lennon releases his song "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)".
  • December 2nd, 1971: The United Arab Emirates is formed.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 8th, 1971, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1971 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: November 8th, 1971 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.

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 8th of November:


US President

Who was the US President on November 8th, 1971?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 8th, 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 November 8th, 1971 was probably conceived around the 29th of January, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 8th, 1971 is the 17th of August, 1972. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about November 8th, 1971.

  • 17,971 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,552,694,400 seconds have passed since the November 8th, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,811,476,800 times.
  • Since November 8th, 1971, earth has travelled approximately 801,190,310,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 258,782,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 133,531,718 steps. That's about 59,347 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,632,333 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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