February 17th, 1970

February 17th, 1970, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 48 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 5 months and 26 days have passed since February 17th, 1970.


On This Date

Events that occurred on February 17th, 1970:

  • MacDonald family massacre: Jeffrey R. MacDonald kills his wife and children in North Carolina.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 17th, 1970:

  • United States: Thank You - Sly & Family Stone
  • United Kingdom: Love Grows - Edison Lighthouse

Take Me Back!

The date is February 17th, 1970 and it's a Tuesday. Valentine's Day of 1970 has just passed. In America, the song Thank You by Sly & Family Stone is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Love Grows by Edison Lighthouse 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 "Lassie", "Underdog", "JOT the Dot" and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood". Popular toys include the likes of "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots", "Battleship (game)", "Frisbee" 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 February 17th, 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, 5 months and 26 days have passed since February 17th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 17th, 1970, will be 50 years of age.
  • People born in 1970 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 4057200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 17th, 1970:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 17th, 1970, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Aquarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 17th, 1970 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

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 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 17th of February:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on February 17th, 1970.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 17th, 1970 was probably conceived around the 10th of May, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 17th, 1970 is the 27th of November, 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 February 17th, 1970.

  • 18,442 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,593,388,800 seconds have passed since the February 17th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,858,953,600 times.
  • Since February 17th, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 822,188,620,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 265,564,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 137,031,437 steps. That's about 60,903 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,120,666 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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