Saturday December 11, 1971: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/11/1971, UK date format: 11/12/1971

December 11th, 1971 was the 345th day of the year 1971 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Sagittarius. The day of the week was Saturday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Willie McGinest and Alain Rayes.

The number one song in US was Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone. Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was #1 song in the UK.

Sometimes a Great Notion, directed by Paul Newman, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1971 while The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching The Persuaders!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or Galaxy Game.

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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December 11, 1971 Events

What happened on December 11, 1971?

Historical Events

  • Nihat Erim forms the new government of Turkey (34th government, Nihat Erim had served two times as a prime minister)

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December 11, 1971 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on December 11, 1971?

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How old am I?

If December 11, 1971 is your birthday you are 51 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on December 11.

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December 11, 1971 Famous Deaths

Who died on December 11, 1971?

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December 11, 1971 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Sagittarius personality

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Babies born in December are either Sagittarius or Capricorn. People born before December 21st are Sagittarius, while people born from December 22nd have the sign of Capricorn

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Chinese Zodiac

Pig chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Pig

Element: Metal

Pig personality

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December 11, 1971 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 11, 1971?

The day of the week was Saturday.

December 11th marks the 344th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 1971.

There are 20 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 11, 1971 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 11, 1971?


  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
  • R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)


  • International Mountain Day
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 11, 1971? Which were the top hits on December 11, 1971?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Family Affair
  2. - Theme From Shaft
  3. - Have You Seen Her
  4. - Got To Be There
  5. - An Old Fashioned Love Song

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
  2. - Jeepster
  3. - Coz I Luv You
  4. - Tokoloshe Man
  5. - Theme From 'shaft'

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Family Affair
  2. - Respect Yourself
  3. - Rock Steady
  4. - Got To Be There
  5. - Have You Seen Her

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Sometimes a Great Notion

Sometimes a Great Notion

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Paul Newman

Starring: Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrazin

Country: United States of America

Diamonds Are Forever

Diamonds Are Forever

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood

Country: United States of America

Gentlemen of Fortune

Gentlemen of Fortune

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Aleksandr Seryj

Starring: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

The Hospital

The Hospital

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: George C. Scott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes, Richard Dysart

Such Good Friends

Such Good Friends

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Dyan Cannon, James Coco, Jennifer O'Neill, Ken Howard

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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The Persuaders!

The Persuaders!

Release year: 1971

Starring: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jason King

Jason King

Release year: 1971

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Peter Scholl-Latour berichtet

Peter Scholl-Latour berichtet

Release year: 1971

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal


THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FOSTER"The Day of the Jackal makes comparable books like The Manchurian Candidate or The Spy Who Came in From the Cold look like Hardy Boy mysteries The

Beyond Freedom And Dignity by B. F. Skinner

Beyond Freedom And Dignity


This profound and controversial book, a landmark in 20th-century thought, was originally published in 1971 by B. F. Skinner. It is a definitive statement on humankind and society.

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee


Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee was immediately recognized as an important and controversial book. Its first publication in 1971.

Tracy And Hepburn by Garson Kanin

Tracy And Hepburn


The classic Hollywood memoir is back and this time with a new introduction by the author. Spence Tracy and Kate Hepburn were the celebrity couple that everyone knew, but few actually knew.

Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash

Eleanor And Franklin


#1 New York Times Bestseller--Winners of the Pulitzer Prize & National Book AwardIn Joseph P.'s extraordinary biography about the most important political couple of the 20th century, Joseph P.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on December 11th, 1971 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Trek

Star Trek

Platform: originally SDS Sigma 7, HP 2000, Data General Nova

Genre: Strategy game

Galaxy Game

Galaxy Game

Platform: Arcade (PDP-11)

Genre: Space combat simulation

Computer Space

Computer Space

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Nutting Associates

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

Platform: Android; Apple II, iOS, Macintosh; BlackBerry; Commodore 64; DOS; Facebook; Java ME; Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS, Wii; Windows, Mobile, Phone 7

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Brøderbund The Learning Company Gameloft


December 11, 1971 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Last Quarter

The moon phase for December 11, 1971 is Last Quarter.

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Sport Games on December 11, 1971

Sport Games on December 11, 1971


American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - Miami Dolphins : 14 - 3
  • Detroit Lions - Minnesota Vikings : 10 - 29
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