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February 21st, 1970.

February 21st, 1970, was a Saturday. It was day 52 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

51 years, 2 months and 17 days have passed since February 21st, 1970.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 21st, 1970.

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

Take me back to February 21st, 1970!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 21st, 1970 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Columbo." and "The Brady Bunch".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "My Three Sons", "JOT the Dot", "The Pink Panther Show" and "Sesame Street". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Suzy Homemaker, Frisbee and Nerf Balls.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on February 21st, 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 51 years, 2 months and 17 days have passed since February 21st, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 21st, 1970, will be 51 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1970 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 4402800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 21st, 1970.

  • January 22nd, 1970: The first commercial Boeing 747 flight takes place between JFK International Airport and London Heathrow Airport.
  • 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.
  • This date: February 21st, 1970
  • March 4th, 1970: 57 crew members of the French submarine Eurydice die after it explodes in the Mediterranean.
  • March 16th, 1970: Motown singer Tammi Terrell passes away after battling cancer.
  • March 18th, 1970: United States Postal Service workers in New York City go on strike.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 21st, 1970, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 21st, 1970 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on February 21st, 1970.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1970.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 21st of February.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on February 21st, 1970.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 21st, 1970.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 21st, 1970 was most likely conceived around the 14th of May, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 21st, 1970 is close to the 1st of December, 1970.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 21st, 1970.

  • A total of 18,706 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,672 weeks have passed.
  • 1,616,198,400 seconds have passed since the February 21st, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,885,564,800 times.
  • Since February 21st, 1970, the earth has travelled approximately 833,958,374,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 269,366,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 138,993,062 steps. That's about 61,775 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,394,381 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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