March 16th, 1970

March 16th, 1970, fell on a Monday. It was day 75 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

51 years, 1 months and 4 days have passed since March 16th, 1970.


On This Date

Events that occurred on March 16th, 1970:

  • Motown singer Tammi Terrell passes away after battling cancer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 16th, 1970:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is March 16th, 1970 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer.

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. 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". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "JOT the Dot", "Spider-Man", "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" and "Sesame Street". Popular toys include the likes of "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots", "Motorific (slot car toys)", "Suzy Homemaker" and "Lite-Brite".


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 March 16th, 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:

  • 51 years, 1 months and 4 days have passed since March 16th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 12 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 16th, 1970, will be 51 years of age.
  • People born in 1970 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 6390000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around March 16th, 1970:

  • 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 16th, 1970
  • March 18th, 1970: United States Postal Service workers in New York City go on strike.
  • April 10th, 1970: The official break-up of The Beatles occurs when Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving the group.
  • April 11th, 1970: 74 people are killed when an avalanche occurs in the French Alps.
  • April 13th, 1970: The crew of Apollo 13 are put in danger when an oxygen tank explodes.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 16th, 1970, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Pisces is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: March 16th, 1970 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

1970 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

1970 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 16th of March:


US President

Who was the US President on March 16th, 1970?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 16th, 1970?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on March 16th, 1970 was probably conceived around the 6th of June, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 16th, 1970 is the 24th of December, 1970. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about March 16th, 1970.

  • 18,663 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,612,483,200 seconds have passed since the March 16th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,881,230,400 times.
  • Since March 16th, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 832,041,331,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 268,747,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 138,673,555 steps. That's about 61,633 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,349,798 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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