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March 17, 1970 St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 1970, was a Tuesday. It was the 76th day of 1970. The decade was the seventies.

53 years, 11 months, and 19 days have passed since March 17, 1970.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 17, 1970:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 17, 1970

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
  • Travelin' Band/Who'll Stop The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • The Rapper - The Jaggerz
  • Rainy Night In Georgia/Rubberneckin' - Brook Benton
  • Ma Belle Amie - The Tee Set
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Cactus Flower

Top movie

The movie "Cactus Flower" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

St. Patrick's Day 1970 occurred 19,712 days ago. Approximately 657 months have passed. It was the 76th day of 1970, in week 12. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on March 17, 1970, are now 53 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 219 seasons of weather since this date.

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Take me back to March 17, 1970

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is March 17, 1970, and it's a Tuesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has arrived, and the days are starting to get longer.

It's St. Patrick's Day, which means that a sizeable amount of people are spending their day in bars. Parades are being held in major cities throughout the world. In America, the song "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel is at the top of the singles charts, while "Wand'rin Star" by Lee Marvin is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Cactus Flower is at the top of the box office.

Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Gunsmoke", "The Main Chance", and "The Brady Bunch". 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 Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Charles de Gaulle, and Sonny Liston would all still be alive. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Heckle and Jeckle", "H.R. Pufnstuf", and "The Brady Bunch".

Children are playing with toys such as Ken (doll), Army men, Lite-Brite, and Nerf Balls.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 17, 1970.

  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is still ongoing

    The war in Vietnam was still ongoing. However, by this stage, the conflict had become deeply unpopular with most Americans. Troop numbers in the country were starting to reduce, 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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's Chancellor Willy Brandt was named Time Person of the Year in 1970 due to his attempts to establish a fresh relationship between East and West.
  • 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 Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement

    The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 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

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. 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

    The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. 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

    Although color television was rising in popularity, black-and-white TV sets were still the most popular.
  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone

    Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around March 17, 1970.

  • February 17, 1970: MacDonald family massacre: Jeffrey R. MacDonald kills his wife and children in North Carolina.
  • March 4, 1970: 57 crew members of the French submarine Eurydice die after it explodes in the Mediterranean.
  • March 6, 1970: The Beatles release the song "Let It Be".
  • March 10, 1970: US Army Captain Ernest Medina is charged with war crimes for his role in the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam.
  • March 16, 1970: Motown singer Tammi Terrell passes away after battling cancer.
  • This date: March 17, 1970
  • March 18, 1970: United States Postal Service workers in New York City go on strike.
  • April 3, 1970: The final episode of "The Flying Nun" is aired on television.
  • April 6, 1970: Newhall incident: Four California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers are shot dead by two heavily armed criminals in Valencia, California.
  • April 10, 1970: The official break-up of The Beatles occurs when Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving the group.
  • April 11, 1970: 74 people are killed when an avalanche occurs in the French Alps.
  • April 13, 1970: The crew of Apollo 13 are put in danger when an oxygen tank explodes.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 17, 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 17, 1970 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on March 17, 1970

People in March 1970 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from March 1970.

Nanny and the Professor
Nanny and the Professor
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Medical Center
Medical Center
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Then Came Bronson
Then Came Bronson
Room 222
Room 222
The Main Chance
The Main Chance
Hee Haw
Hee Haw
Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Adam-12
Adam-12
Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
Columbo
Columbo
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
Bonanza
Bonanza
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan 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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in March 1970

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

The Clangers
The Clangers
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch

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

Toys in 1970

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 March 17, 1970?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 17, 1976, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 17.

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole

Singer Deceased
Born on March 17, 1919
He was not alive on this date.

John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy

Serial killer Deceased
Born on March 17, 1942
He turned 28 on this day in 1970.

Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell

Actor
Born on March 17, 1951
He turned 19 on this day in 1970.

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe

Actor
Born on March 17, 1964
He turned 6 on this day in 1970.

Test

Test

Wrestler Deceased
Born on March 17, 1975
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Stephen Gately

Stephen Gately

Irish singer Deceased
Born on March 17, 1976
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian

TV personality
Born on March 17, 1987
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Grimes

Grimes

Musician
Born on March 17, 1988
She was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on March 17:

  • St. Patrick's Day
USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on March 17, 1970.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 17, 1970 was most likely conceived around June 24, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 17, 1970 is close to December 8, 1970.

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Stats for March 17, 1970

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 17, 1970:

  • 19,712 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,816 weeks have passed.
  • 1,703,120,400 seconds have passed since March 17, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,986,973,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 878,810,126,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 283,853,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 146,468,354 steps. That's roughly 65,097 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,437,445 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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