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March 8th, 1970.

March 8th, 1970, was a Sunday. It was day 67 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

51 years, 2 months and 1 days have passed since March 8th, 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 March 8th, 1970.

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

Take me back to March 8th, 1970!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 8th, 1970 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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 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 "Bonanza", "Columbo.", "Here's Lucy" and "The Brady Bunch". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "JOT the Dot", "The Brady Bunch" and "Sesame Street". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Lite-Brite, Battleship (game) and Crissy (doll).

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 March 8th, 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 1 days have passed since March 8th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 10 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 8th, 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 5698800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 8th, 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 8th, 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 8th, 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 8th, 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.

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 March 8th, 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 8th of March.

  • March 8th, 1976: Freddie Prinze, Jr (Actor) was born exactly 6 years after this date.
  • March 8th, 1982: Kat Von D (Tattoo artist) was born exactly 12 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on March 8th, 1970.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 8th, 1970.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 8th, 1970 was most likely conceived around the 29th of May, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 8th, 1970 is close to the 16th of December, 1970.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 8th, 1970.

  • A total of 18,690 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,670 weeks have passed.
  • 1,614,816,000 seconds have passed since the March 8th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,883,952,000 times.
  • Since March 8th, 1970, the earth has travelled approximately 833,245,056,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 269,136,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 138,874,176 steps. That's about 61,722 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,377,792 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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