March 16th, 1970

March 16th, 1970, fell on a Monday. Day 75 of 1970. Decade: 1970s.

50 years, 2 months and 19 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

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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 50 years, 2 months and 19 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 50 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 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.
  • 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 you might 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.

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" - "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
  • 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 and historical figures that were born on the 16th of March:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on March 16th, 1970.

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).

16th of March

Events that have occurred on the 16th of March:

  • March 16th, 1965: Police clash with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee marchers in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • March 16th, 1966: The first Vans shoe store is opened in California.
  • March 16th, 1968: The My Lai Massacre occurs in Vietnam.
  • March 16th, 1985: Reporter Terry Anderson is taken hostage by Shiite Hezbollah militants in Beirut. He is not released until 1991
  • March 16th, 1988: Iran-Contra affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
  • March 16th, 1988: The Milltown Cemetery attack occurs when loyalist paramilitary Michael Stone launches a gun and grenade attack on mourners at an IRA funeral.
  • March 16th, 1979: The Sino-Vietnamese War between China and Vietnam comes to an end.
  • March 16th, 1995: Rapper Eazy-E announces that he has AIDS.
  • March 16th, 2010: Serbian singer Ksenija Pajcin is murdered by her boyfriend in Belgrade.
  • March 16th, 2012: The comedy movie 21 Jump Street (2012) is released in cinemas.
  • March 16th, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: France announces a mandatory lockdown.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 18,343 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,584,835,200 seconds have passed since the March 16th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,848,974,400 times.
  • Since March 16th, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 817,774,963,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 264,139,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 136,295,827 steps. That's about 60,576 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,018,022 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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