BORN IN 1971

Congratulations if you’re celebrating your 50th Birthday this year... 1971 was a very interesting year...

There were some amazing tunes at No.1 this year... I hope yours was a classic?

If you're here looking for a unique gift for a 50th Birthday - check out the No.1 on the Day They Were Born, it could make for a fantastic present (if we do say so ourselves 😉)

ALL THE No.1 HITS FROM 1971

295

9 Jan

Clive Dunn

Grandad

3

296

30 Jan

George Harrison

My Sweet Lord

5

297

6 Mar

Mungo Jerry

Baby Jump

2

298

20 Mar

T.Rex

Hot Love

6

299

1 May

Dave & Ansil Collins

Double Barrel

2

300

15 May

Dawn

Knock Three Times

5

301

19 Jun

Middle Of The Road

Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

5

302

24 Jul

T.Rex

Get It On

4

303

21 Aug

Diana Ross

I'm Still Waiting

4

304

18 Sep

The Tams

Hey Girl Don't Bother Me

3

305

9 Oct

Rod Stewart

Maggie May

5

306

13 Nov

Slade

Cos I Luv You

4

307

11 Dec

Benny Hill

Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)

4

Birthday No.1 Gifts

1971 - DID YOU KNOW...?

Decimalisation – The UK converted to Decimal Currency instead of there being 20 shillings or 240 pennies to the pound £1, it was now 100 pence and a ten bob note became a fifty pence and the six pence was lost forever.

Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup Final, a record was set that day when Eddie Kelly came off the bench for Arsenal to become the first sub to score in a Wembley Cup final.

It seems inconceivable that way back then each side had just one sub per game (😲)

Chelsea won the European Cup in Athens against Real Madrid.

In June the very first Hard Rock Café was opened near Hyde Park Corner in London.

The 10 route junction of Spaghetti Junction was opened in November 1971 and has been covered in roadworks everyday since... I might be joshing about the last bit 😊

The 007Th Bond Film was released at the end of December, Diamonds Are Forever featuring Sean Connery in his last appearance in the ‘*Official Series’ (Never Say Never - wasn't an 'Official' Bond film)

Deluxe Awards - They're Lush!!Deluxe Awards

BORN IN 1971

Other sports personalities and celebrities who are clocking up the BIG 5 0 this year:

Snoop Dogg – Rapper

Jayne Middlemiss – TV Presenter

Elon Musk - Entrepreneur

Amanda Holden – Entertainer

Idina Menzel – Singer

David Tennant – former Dr Who

Clare Balding – Broadcast Journalist

Sandra Oh – Killing Eve Actress

Ewan McGregor – Actor (young Obi Wan)

Mary J Blige – Singer

Andre Marriner – Football Referee (BOO!!)

Martin Freeman – Actor (Dr Watson)

Sonia - Singer

Gary Barlow – Singer songwriter in Take that

Sacha Baron Cohen – Actor – Ali G

Stella McCartney – Fashion Designer

Richard Ashcroft – Brit Pop Icon Singer

Dido - Singer

Chesney Hawkes – The One & Only (hit)