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February 17, 1970

February 17, 1970, was a Tuesday. It was 54 years, 1 month, and 26 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on February 17, 1970:

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

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 17, 1970:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 17, 1970

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin/Everybody Is A Star - Sly & The Family Stone
  • I Want You Back - Jackson 5
  • Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - B.J. Thomas
  • Venus - The Shocking Blue
  • Hey There Lonely Girl - Eddie Holman
Play the top singles from 1970
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1970. Take a trip back to the days of the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell and the Jackson 5.
Funny Girl

Top movie

The movie "Funny Girl" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date occurred 19,781 days ago. Approximately 659 months have passed. It was the 48th day of 1970, in week 08. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on February 17, 1970, are now 54 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 220 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to February 17, 1970

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is February 17, 1970, and it's a Tuesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Valentine's Day of 1970 has just passed.

In America, the song "Thank You " by Sly & Family Stone is at the top of the singles charts, while "Love Grows" by Edison Lighthouse is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Funny Girl is at the top of the box office. Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Dark Shadows", "Columbo", "Room 222", and "The Courtship of Eddie's Father". 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. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Banana Splits", "The Pink Panther Show", "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop", and "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!". Children are playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Frisbee, Snoopy Astronaut (figure), and G.I. Joe Adventure Team.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 17, 1970.

  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    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.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is still ongoing

    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.
  • 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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'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.
  • 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 Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    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 movement.

    The Hippie movement

    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.
  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage

    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 is at its peak in popularity.

    The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity

    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.
  • Color TV.

    Color TV

    Although color television was rising in popularity, black-and-white TV sets were still the most popular.
  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone

    Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around February 17, 1970.

  • January 21, 1970: The first episode of the sitcom "Nanny and the Professor" is aired on TV.
  • January 22, 1970: The first commercial Boeing 747 flight takes place between JFK International Airport and London Heathrow Airport.
  • January 26, 1970: Simon & Garfunkel release their final studio album "Bridge over Troubled Water".
  • February 13, 1970:
    • Actor Albert Sharpe (Darby O'Gill) dies at the age of 84.
    • Black Sabbath release their first album.
  • This date: February 17, 1970
  • March 4, 1970: 57 crew members of the French submarine Eurydice die after it explodes in the Mediterranean.
  • March 6, 1970: The Beatles release the song "Let It Be".
  • March 10, 1970: US Army Captain Ernest Medina is charged with war crimes for his role in the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam.
  • March 16, 1970: Motown singer Tammi Terrell passes away after battling cancer.
  • March 18, 1970: United States Postal Service workers in New York City go on strike.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 17, 1970, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 17, 1970 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on February 17, 1970

People in February 1970 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from February 1970.

Nanny and the Professor
Nanny and the Professor
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Medical Center
Medical Center
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Then Came Bronson
Then Came Bronson
Room 222
Room 222
The Main Chance
The Main Chance
Hee Haw
Hee Haw
Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Adam-12
Adam-12
Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O

Cars in 1970

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.

Cars in 1970.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in February 1970

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

The Clangers
The Clangers
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Cattanooga Cats
Cattanooga Cats
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show
Skyhawks
Skyhawks
H.R. Pufnstuf
H.R. Pufnstuf
Joe 90
Joe 90
Toys

Toys in 1970

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Nerf Balls
Nerf Balls
Snoopy Astronaut (figure)
Snoopy Astronaut (figure)
Frisbee
Frisbee
Crissy (doll)
Crissy (doll)
Clackers
Clackers
Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Twister mat
Twister mat
Suzy Homemaker
Suzy Homemaker
Operation
Operation
Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)

Were you born on February 17, 1970?

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 February 17, 1976, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 17.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Basketball player
Born on February 17, 1963
He turned 7 on this day in 1970.

Billie Joe Armstrong

Billie Joe Armstrong

Green Day
Born on February 17, 1972
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton

Socialite
Born on February 17, 1981
She was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Singer
Born on February 17, 1991
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Jeremy Allen White

Jeremy Allen White

Actor
Born on February 17, 1991
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

USA

US President

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

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 17, 1970 was most likely conceived around May 27, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 17, 1970 is close to November 10, 1970.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 17, 1970:

  • 19,781 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,825 weeks have passed.
  • 1,709,078,400 seconds have passed since February 17, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,993,924,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 881,884,454,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 284,846,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 146,980,742 steps. That's roughly 65,325 miles.
  • 20,508,941 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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