January 4th, 1970, was a Sunday. It was Day 4 of 1970. The decade was the Seventies.
53 years, 5 months, and 1 days have passed since January 4th, 1970.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
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Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 4th, 1970.
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The movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was at the top of the box office on 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. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.
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 at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris is the number-one hit song.
Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service is at the top of the box office. Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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 still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "I Dream of Jeannie", "Hawaii Five-O", and "The Courtship of Eddie's Father".
Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Heckle and Jeckle", "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo", "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop", and "Sesame Street". Popular toys at the moment include Troll doll, Twister mat, Battleship (game), and Clackers.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 4th, 1970.
Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
The war in Vietnam was still ongoing. However, by this stage, the conflict had become deeply unpopular with most Americans. Troop numbers in the country were starting to reduce, having reached their peak two years prior. In 1970, 6,081 US service personnel were killed in action.
The best NBA players in 1970 were Willis Reed, Billy Cunningham, Connie Hawkins, Jerry West and Walt Frazier.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1970.
"Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel won a Grammy for 1970's Song of the Year.
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.
West Germany's Chancellor Willy Brandt was named Time Person of the Year in 1970 due to his attempts to establish a fresh relationship between East and West.
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 Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 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.
Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.
The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix, and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.
Although color television was rising in popularity, black-and-white TV sets were still the most popular.
Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.
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Television shows that people were watching in January 1970.
The Brady Bunch
Sitcom about a large family with six children.
American medical drama series starring James Daly, Chad Everett and Audrey Totter.
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.
American comedy-drama series about a history class in an LA school.
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.
American variety show that featured country music and humor.
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
Police drama series that was set in LA.
Police drama series.
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
American Western series.
Western drama series.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
1970 saw the introduction of cars such as the Dodge Colt, the Toyota Carina, the Range Rover, the Ford Pinto, the AMC Gremlin and the Chevrolet Vega.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1970.
The Brady Bunch
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
The Pink Panther Show
The Adventures of Gulliver
The Archie Show
The Banana Splits
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
The New Adventures of Superman
JOT the Dot
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
Heckle and Jeckle
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1970.
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Snoopy Astronaut (figure)
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
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 of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 4th, 1976, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 4th.
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on January 4th, 1970.
Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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