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January 4th, 1970.

January 4th, 1970, was a Sunday. It was day 4 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

51 years, 8 months and 16 days have passed since January 4th, 1970.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 4th, 1970?

  • 15,621 people are killed in the Yunnan province of China after a 7.7 Richter magnitude scale earthquake strikes.

Born on January 4th, 1970.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 4th, 1970.

  • United States: Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - B.J. Thomas
  • United Kingdom: Two Little Boys - Rolf Harris
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was at the top of the box office on January 4th, 1970.

Take me back to January 4th, 1970!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 4th, 1970 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays. 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 and the movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister. 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.

In fashion, the hippie look from the 1960s is still popular. Clothing items such as tie dye shirts, bell-bottoms, midi skirts, gauchos and Mexican blouses are being worn by women. Meanwhile, men are wearing dark satin shirts, ethnic-looking tunics, bell bottom jeans, tweed sports jackets and turtlenecks. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Tammi Terrell, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Charles de Gaulle would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Dark Shadows", "Here's Lucy" and "The Brady Bunch".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "JOT the Dot", "Spider-Man", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "The Brady Bunch". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, the Easy-Bake Oven, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and Battleship (game).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 4th, 1970.

  • The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    During 1970, the war in Vietnam was still ongoing. By this stage, the conflict had become deeply unpopular with most Americans. Troop numbers in the country started to be reduced, having reached their peak two years prior. In 1970, 6,081 US service personnel were killed in action.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1970?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1970?

    The best NBA players in 1970 were Willis Reed, Billy Cunningham, Connie Hawkins, Jerry West and Walt Frazier.

  • Who were the best football players in 1970?

    Who were the best football players in 1970?

    In 1970, the best soccer players were Gerd Müller, Bobby Moore, Luigi Riva, Franz Beckenbauer, Wolfgang Overath, Dragan Džajić, Johan Cruyff, Gordon Banks and Alessandro Mazzola.

  • Patton.

    Patton.

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

  • Simon & Garfunkel - "Bridge over Troubled Water"

    Simon & Garfunkel - "Bridge over Troubled Water"

    "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel won a Grammy for 1970's Song of the Year.

  • 1970 in movies.

    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.

  • Willy Brandt.

    Willy Brandt.

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

  • 1970 in music.

    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.

  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the hippie counterculture was at its height in popularity. The movement, which sprung up in opposition to the Vietnam War, was centered around peace, psychedelic music, sexual liberation, bright colors and drugs such as LSD and marijuana.

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

  • The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the afro hairstyle was at its peak in popularity. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.

  • Color TV.

    Color TV.

    Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 51 years, 8 months and 16 days have passed since January 4th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 4th, 1970, will be 51 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1970 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 255600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 4th, 1970.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 4th, 1970, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 4th, 1970 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Brady Bunch - Sitcom about a large family with six children.
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.
  • The Courtship of Eddie's Father - American sitcom starring Bill Bixby as Tom Corbett and Brandon Cruz as Eddie Corbett.
  • Then Came Bronson - Adventure series starring Michael Parks as James Bronson.
  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
  • Dark Shadows - Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
  • I Dream of Jeannie - Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on January 4th, 1970.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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 New Adventures of Superman
  • JOT the Dot
  • Underdog
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • My Three Sons
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie

Popular toys and games in 1970.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1970.

  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Nerf Balls
  • Snoopy Astronaut (figure)
  • Frisbee
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Clackers
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Suzy Homemaker
  • Motorific (slot car toys)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Army men
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1970.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 4th, 1976 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 4th.

Sir Isaac Newton

Scientist. Deceased
Born on January 4th, 1643
He was not alive on this date.

Alice Cooper

Singer.
Born on January 4th, 1948
He turned 22 on this day in 1970.

Toni Kroos

Soccer player.
Born on January 4th, 1990
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Derrick Henry

NFL player.
Born on January 4th, 1994
He was born exactly 24 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on January 4th, 1970.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 4th, 1970.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 4th, 1970 was most likely conceived around the 27th of March, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 4th, 1970 is close to the 14th of October, 1970.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 4th, 1970.

  • A total of 18,887 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,698 weeks have passed.
  • 1,631,836,800 seconds have passed since the January 4th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,903,809,600 times.
  • Since January 4th, 1970, the earth has travelled approximately 842,027,788,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 271,972,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 140,337,965 steps. That's about 62,372 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,582,042 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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