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March 5th, 1970.

March 5th, 1970, was a Thursday. It was day 64 of 1970. The decade was the Seventies.

52 years, 3 months and 30 days have passed since March 5th, 1970.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Birthdays

Born on March 5th, 1970.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 5th, 1970.

  • United States: Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
  • United Kingdom: Wand'rin Star - Lee Marvin

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 5th, 1970.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
  • Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin/Everybody Is A Star - Sly & The Family Stone
  • Travelin' Band/Who'll Stop The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Hey There Lonely Girl - Eddie Holman
  • No Time - The Guess Who
Play the top singles from the year 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 at the Box Office.

The movie "Funny Girl" was at the top of the Box Office on March 5th, 1970.

Take me back to March 5th, 1970!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 5th, 1970, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer.

In America, the song Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Wand'rin Star by Lee Marvin is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Funny Girl is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister. 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 be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Steptoe and Son", "Dark Shadows" and "Marcus Welby, M.D.". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Spider-Man", "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo", "The Adventures of Gulliver" and "Cattanooga Cats".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Suzy Homemaker and Frisbee.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on March 5th, 1970.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

  • The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    During 1970, the war in Vietnam was still ongoing. By this stage, the conflict had become deeply unpopular with most Americans. Troop numbers in the country started to be reduced, 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • 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 Chancellor Willy Brandt was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1970.

  • 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 Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the hippie counterculture was at its height in popularity. 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.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. 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.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the afro hairstyle was at its peak in popularity. 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.

    Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 52 years, 3 months and 30 days have passed since March 5th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 10 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on March 5th, 1970 will be 52 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1970 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 5439600.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around March 5th, 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.
  • March 4th, 1970: 57 crew members of the French submarine Eurydice die after it explodes in the Mediterranean.
  • This date: March 5th, 1970
  • 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.
  • April 3rd, 1970: The final episode of "The Flying Nun" is aired on television.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 5th, 1970, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 5th, 1970 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on March 5th, 1970.

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Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in March, 1970.

TV shows from March, 1970.

The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Sitcom about a large family with six children.

Medical Center
Medical Center
American medical drama series starring James Daly, Chad Everett and Audrey Totter.

Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Medical drama television program.

The Courtship of Eddie's Father
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
American sitcom starring Bill Bixby as Tom Corbett and Brandon Cruz as Eddie Corbett.

Then Came Bronson
Then Came Bronson
Adventure series starring Michael Parks as James Bronson.

Room 222
Room 222
American comedy-drama series about a history class in an LA school.

The Main Chance
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.

Hee Haw
Hee Haw
American variety show that featured country music and humor.

Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Adam-12
Adam-12
Police drama series that was set in LA.

Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
Police drama series.

Columbo
Columbo
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.

I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

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

Kids' TV shows on March 5th, 1970.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1970.

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

The Adventures of Gulliver
The Adventures of Gulliver

The Archie Show
The Archie Show

The Banana Splits
The Banana Splits

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo

Spider-Man
Spider-Man

Aquaman
Aquaman

The New Adventures of Superman
The New Adventures of Superman

JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot

Underdog
Underdog

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1970.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1970.

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)

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Army men
Army men

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 5th, 1976 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on March 5th.

Andy Gibb

English singer. Deceased
Born on March 5th, 1958
He turned 12 on this day in 1970.

Joe Exotic

Zoo operator.
Born on March 5th, 1963
He turned 7 on this day in 1970.

Eva Mendes

Actress.
Born on March 5th, 1974
She was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Harry Maguire

Soccer player.
Born on March 5th, 1993
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Madison Beer

Singer.
Born on March 5th, 1999
She was born exactly 29 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on March 5th, 1970.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 5th, 1970.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 5th, 1970 was most likely conceived around June 12th, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 5th, 1970 is close to November 26th, 1970.

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Stats for March 5th, 1970

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 5th, 1970.

  • A total of 19,114 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,730 weeks have passed.
  • 1,651,449,600 seconds have passed since the March 5th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,926,691,200 times.
  • Since March 5th, 1970, the Earth has travelled approximately 852,147,993,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 275,241,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 142,024,666 steps. That's about 63,122 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,817,395 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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