December 8th, 1971

December 8th, 1971, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 342 of 1971. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years, 11 months and 21 days have passed since December 8th, 1971.



Music Singles

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

  • United States: Family Affair - Sly & Family Stone
  • United Kingdom: Coz I Luv You - Slade

Take Me Back!

The date is December 8th, 1971 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1971 has just started.

In America, the song Family Affair by Sly & Family Stone is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Coz I Luv You by Slade 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 "Bonanza", "Here's Lucy", "The Flip Wilson Show" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "My Three Sons", "Underdog" and "The Clangers".

Popular toys include the likes of "Army men", "Suzy Homemaker", "Battleship (game)" and "Nerf Balls".


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 December 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 48 years, 11 months and 21 days have passed since December 8th, 1971.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 of 1971.
  • Leap Year: 1971 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 8th, 1971, will be 48 years of age.
  • People born in 1971 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 60998400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 8th, 1971:

  • 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 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 18th, 1971: The US dollar is devalued for the second time in history.
  • December 23rd, 1971: Jimmy Hoffa is released from prison.
  • December 25th, 1971: 158 people are killed when a fire breaks out at a hotel in South Korea.
  • December 31st, 1971: American actor Pete Duel dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
  • January 4th, 1972: The first scientific hand-held calculator is released.
  • January 7th, 1972: 104 people are killed when Iberia Airlines Flight 602 crashes into the island of Ibiza.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 8th, 1971, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1971 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 8th, 1971 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

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 December:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of December:

  • Immaculate Conception (Spain)

US President

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

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 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 December 8th, 1971 was probably conceived around the 28th of February, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 8th, 1971 is the 16th of September, 1972. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 17,889 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,545,609,600 seconds have passed since the December 8th, 1971.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,803,211,200 times.
  • Since December 8th, 1971, earth has travelled approximately 797,534,553,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 257,601,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 132,922,426 steps. That's about 59,077 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,547,315 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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