The 17th of February, 1970, fell on a Tuesday. Day 48 of 1970. Decade: 1970s.
49 years, 11 months and 10 days have passed since the 17th of February, 1970.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 17th of February, 1970:
MacDonald family massacre: Jeffrey R. MacDonald kills his wife and children in North Carolina
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of February, 1970:
United States: Thank You - Sly & Family Stone
United Kingdom: Love Grows - Edison Lighthouse
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 the 17th of February, 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.
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.
West Germany Chancellor Willy Brandt was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1970.
"Patton" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of February:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of February, 1970.
18,241 days have passed since this date.
1,576,026,000 seconds have passed since the 17th of February, 1970.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,838,697,000 times.
Since the 17th of February, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 813,229,416,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 262,671,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 135,538,236 steps. That's about 60,239 miles!
Since this date, 18,912,312 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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