January 22nd, 1970

January 22nd, 1970, fell on a Thursday. It was day 22 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

51 years, 3 months and 0 days have passed since January 22nd, 1970.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 22nd, 1970:

  • The first commercial Boeing 747 flight takes place between JFK International Airport and London Heathrow Airport.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 22nd, 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 22nd, 1970 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. 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 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Gunsmoke", "Columbo." and "Here's Lucy". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Banana Splits", "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!", "Cattanooga Cats" and "The Clangers".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Suzy Homemaker", "Crissy (doll)", "Nerf Balls" and "G.I. Joe Adventure Team".


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 22nd, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 51 years, 3 months and 0 days have passed since January 22nd, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 22nd, 1970, will be 51 years of age.
  • People born in 1970 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1810800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 22nd, 1970:

  • December 28th, 1969: The Provisional IRA issues its first public statement.
  • January 1st, 1970: Unix time begins.
  • 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.
  • January 17th, 1970: Irish politics: Sinn Féin is formed (current form).
  • This date: January 22nd, 1970
  • February 13th, 1970: Actor Albert Sharpe (Darby O'Gill) dies at the age of 84.
  • February 13th, 1970: Black Sabbath release their first album.
  • February 17th, 1970: MacDonald family massacre: Jeffrey R. MacDonald kills his wife and children in North Carolina.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 22nd, 1970, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 22nd, 1970 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • 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 New Adventures of Superman
  • JOT the Dot
  • Underdog
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • My Three Sons
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • 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
  • Snoopy Astronaut (figure)
  • 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, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 22nd of January:


US President

Who was the US President on January 22nd, 1970?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 22nd, 1970?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 22nd, 1970 was probably conceived around the 14th of April, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 22nd, 1970 is the 1st of November, 1970. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 22nd, 1970.

  • 18,718 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,617,235,200 seconds have passed since the January 22nd, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,886,774,400 times.
  • Since January 22nd, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 834,493,363,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 269,539,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 139,082,227 steps. That's about 61,814 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,406,822 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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