The 31st of December, 1971, fell on a Friday. Day 365 of 1971. Decade: 1970s.
48 years, 1 months and 16 days have passed since the 31st of December, 1971.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 31st of December, 1971:
American actor Pete Duel dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 31st of December, 1971:
United States: Brand New Key - Melanie
United Kingdom: Ernie - Benny Hill
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 the 31st of December, 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.
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.
U.S. President Richard Nixon was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1971.
The French Connection
"The French Connection" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 31st of December:
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 Mary Tyler Moore Show - Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.
The Brady Bunch - Sitcom about a large family with six children.
Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.
Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 31st of December, 1971.
17,579 days have passed since this date.
1,518,825,600 seconds have passed since the 31st of December, 1971.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,771,963,200 times.
Since the 31st of December, 1971, earth has travelled approximately 783,714,009,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 253,137,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 130,619,002 steps. That's about 58,053 miles!
Since this date, 18,225,907 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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