January 1st, 1970

January 1st, 1970, fell on a Thursday. It was day 1 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 8 months and 21 days have passed since January 1st, 1970.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 1st, 1970:

  • Unix time begins.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 1st, 1970:

  • United States: Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - B.J. Thomas
  • United Kingdom: Two Little Boys - Rolf Harris

Take Me Back!

The date is January 1st, 1970 and it's a Thursday. It's New Years Day, the official start of the year 1970 and a brand new decade. A lot of people are relaxing at home. Others are nursing hangovers from the night before. In America, the song Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head by B.J. Thomas is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States. It's 1970, so radio stations are playing hit songs from artists such as Elvis Presley, Mungo Jerry, Shocking Blue, Diana Ross, Simon & Garfunkel, The Jackson 5 and The Carpenters.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "Here's Lucy", "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "The Brady Bunch". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Pink Panther Show", "The Brady Bunch" and "Sesame Street". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots", "Motorific (slot car toys)", "Crissy (doll)" and "Frisbee".


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 January 1st, 1970.

  • 1970 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1970 were dominated by the likes of The Jackson 5, B. J. Thomas, The Beatles, The Carpenters, The Partridge Family, Simon & Garfunkel, Bread, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, George Harrison and Shocking Blue.

  • Willy Brandt.

    West Germany Chancellor Willy Brandt was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1970.

  • 1970 in movies.

    Movies released in 1970 included Love Story, MASH, Airport, Patton, Woodstock, Little Big Man, Ryan's Daughter, "Tora! Tora! Tora!", Chariots of the Gods, The Aristocats, The Conformist, A Man Called Horse and The Vampire Lovers.

  • Simon & Garfunkel - "Bridge over Troubled Water"

    "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel would go on to win a Grammy for 1970's Song of the Year.

  • Patton

    "Patton" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1970.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 50 years, 8 months and 21 days have passed since January 1st, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 1st, 1970, will be 50 years of age.
  • People born in 1970 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 1st, 1970:

  • December 28th, 1969: The Provisional IRA issues its first public statement.
  • January 3rd, 1970: Actor Robert B. Sinclair is stabbed to death by a burglar at his home in Montecito, California.
  • January 4th, 1970: 15,621 people are killed in the Yunnan province of China after a 7.7 Richter magnitude scale earthquake strikes.
  • January 11th, 1970: Super Bowl IV: The Kansas City Chiefs defeat the Minnesota Vikings at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.
  • January 12th, 1970: 3-year-old Cheryl Grimmer goes missing in Wollongong, Australia.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 1st, 1970, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 1st, 1970 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

1970 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1970.

"The Clangers" - "Sesame Street" - "The Brady Bunch" - "Cattanooga Cats" - "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop" - "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines" - "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" - "The Pink Panther Show" - "The Banana Splits" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" - "Spider-Man" - "The Monkees" - "The New Adventures of Superman" - "JOT the Dot" - "Underdog" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "My Three Sons" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie"


1970 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1970:

  • 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
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of January:

  • New Year's Day

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on January 1st, 1970.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 1st, 1970 was probably conceived around the 24th of March, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 1st, 1970 is the 11th of October, 1970. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 1st, 1970.

  • 18,527 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,600,732,800 seconds have passed since the January 1st, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,867,521,600 times.
  • Since January 1st, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 825,978,124,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 266,788,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 137,663,021 steps. That's about 61,184 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,208,794 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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