November 12, 1971

November 12, 1971, was a Friday. It was 52 years, 7 months, and 29 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on November 12, 1971?

  • US President Richard Nixon announces that 45,000 American troops will be removed from Vietnam by the start of February, 1972.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 12, 1971:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 12, 1971

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
  • Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
  • Maggie May/Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart
  • Imagine - John Lennon Plastic Ono Band
  • Yo-Yo - The Osmonds
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Cry Uncle!

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Cry Uncle!" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date was 19,236 days ago. Approximately 641 months have passed. It was the 316th day of 1971, in week 45. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 52 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 214 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to November 12, 1971

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

It is Friday, November 12, 1971. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

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 at the top of the singles charts, while "Maggie May / Reason To Believe" by Rod Stewart is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Cry Uncle! is at the top of the box office.

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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as J. Edgar Hoover, Jackie Robinson, Janet Munro, and Harry S. Truman would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "The Courtship of Eddie's Father", "The Brady Bunch", and "The Persuaders!". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Adventures of Gulliver", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", and "Archie's TV Funnies".

Popular toys at the moment include Operation, Battleship (game), G.I. Joe Adventure Team, and VertiBird (toy helicopter).


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 12, 1971.

  • Have a nice day!

    Have a nice day!

    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.


    Bell-bottoms (flares) were in fashion.
  • 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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

    US President Richard Nixon was named 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.
  • Wallpaper.


    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement

    The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 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

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. 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

    The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. 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

    Although color television was rising in popularity, black-and-white TV sets were still the most popular.
  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone

    Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on November 12, 1971.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to November 12, 1971.

  • October 14, 1971: 18-year-old Jean Virginia Sampare goes missing outside of Gitsegukla in British Columbia, Canada.
  • October 21, 1971: 22 people are killed when a gas explosion occurs at a shopping centre in Clarkston, Scotland.
  • October 22, 1971: The coming-of-age film "The Last Picture Show" is released.
  • October 29, 1971: American guitarist Duane Allman is killed in a motorbike accident.
  • November 3, 1971: The musical comedy-drama film "Fiddler on the Roof" is released in movie theaters.
  • November 6, 1971: Sly and the Family Stone release their single "Family Affair".
  • November 8, 1971: Led Zeppelin release their best-selling album "Led Zeppelin IV".
  • This date: November 12, 1971
  • November 16, 1971:
    • American socialite Edie Sedgwick dies of "probable acute barbiturate intoxication".
    • Alphabet murders: 10-year-old Carmen Col√≥n is kidnapped by a motorist in Rochester, New York.
  • November 18, 1971: Alphabet murders: The body of missing 10-year-old girl Carmen Colón is found near Churchville in New York.
  • November 22, 1971: Feith Buidhe disaster: Five students and their expedition leader die during a blizzard on the Cairngorms mountain range in the Scottish Highlands.
  • November 23, 1971: China attends the United Nations for the first time.
  • November 24, 1971: A man called "D. B. Cooper" parachutes from a plane that he hijacked, carrying with him US$200,000 in ransom money. He is never seen again.
  • November 28, 1971: The Prime Minister of Jordan, Wasfi Tal, is assassinated by four Black September gunmen in the lobby of the Sheraton Cairo Hotel in Egypt.
  • December 1, 1971: John Lennon releases his song "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)".
  • December 2, 1971: The United Arab Emirates is formed.
  • December 3, 1971: The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 begins after Pakistan carries out a number of preemptive aerial strikes on Indian air stations.
  • December 4, 1971: 15 people lose their lives after the UVF bomb McGurk's Bar in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • December 11, 1971:
    • McDonald's co-founder Maurice McDonald dies from a heart attack at the age of 69.
    • The Libertarian Party is founded in the United States.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 12, 1971, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1971 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 12, 1971 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on November 12, 1971

TV audiences were watching the following shows on November 12, 1971:

TV shows from November 1971.

Upstairs, Downstairs
Upstairs, Downstairs
Soul Train
Soul Train
McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
The Persuaders!
The Persuaders!
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
All in the Family
All in the Family
Alias Smith and Jones
Alias Smith and Jones
The Partridge Family
The Partridge Family
The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Flip Wilson Show
The Flip Wilson 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.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on November 12, 1971

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1971:

The Electric Company
The Electric Company
Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!
Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!
Archie's TV Funnies
Archie's TV Funnies

The Funky Phantom
The Funky Phantom
The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show
The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show
All in the Family
All in the Family
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Groovie Goolies
Groovie Goolies
Josie and the Pussycats
Josie and the Pussycats
Harlem Globetrotters
Harlem Globetrotters
The Clangers
The Clangers

Popular toys and games in 1971

Toys and games that were popular in 1971:

Uno (card game)
Uno (card game)
The Rock Flowers dolls
The Rock Flowers dolls
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Nerf Balls
Nerf Balls
Crissy (doll)
Crissy (doll)
Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)
Twister mat
Twister mat

Were you born on November 12, 1971?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out November 12, 1977, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 12.

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

Actress Deceased
Born on November 12, 1929
She turned 42 on this day in 1971.

Charles Manson

Charles Manson

Criminal and cult leader Deceased
Born on November 12, 1934
He turned 37 on this day in 1971.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Born on November 12, 1980
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Born on November 12, 1982
She was born exactly 11 years after this date.



Canadian Twitch streamer
Born on November 12, 1995
He was born exactly 24 years after this date.

Selah Marley

Selah Marley

Born on November 12, 1998
She was born exactly 27 years after this date.


US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on November 12, 1971.


UK Prime Minister

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 12, 1971 was most likely conceived around February 19, 1971.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 12, 1971 is close to August 4, 1972.

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Stats for November 12, 1971


Here are some interesting statistics about November 12, 1971:

  • 19,236 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,748 weeks have passed.
  • 1,661,986,800 seconds have passed since November 12, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,938,984,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 857,585,188,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 276,997,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 142,930,865 steps. That's roughly 63,525 miles.
  • 19,943,842 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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