March 16th, 1970

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

50 years, 4 months and 30 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. Spring has started to creep in and the evenings 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.

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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Columbo." and "The Brady Bunch". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop" and "Cattanooga Cats".

Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Ken (doll)", "Lite-Brite" and "Battleship (game)".


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, 4 months and 30 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • 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" - "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).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 18,415 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,591,056,000 seconds have passed since the March 16th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,856,232,000 times.
  • Since March 16th, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 820,984,896,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 265,176,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 136,830,816 steps. That's about 60,814 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,092,672 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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