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April 3, 1970

April 3, 1970, was a Friday. It was 54 years and 13 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on April 3, 1970?

  • The final episode of "The Flying Nun" is aired on television.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 3, 1970:

  • United States: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel
  • United Kingdom: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 3, 1970

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
  • Let It Be - The Beatles
  • Instant Karma (We All Shine On) - John Ono Lennon
  • The Rapper - The Jaggerz
  • Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse
Play the top singles from 1970
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1970. Take a trip back to the days of the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell and the Jackson 5.
Airport

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Airport" was at the top of the box office on April 3, 1970.

Facts

This date occurred 19,737 days ago. Approximately 658 months have passed. It was the 93rd day of 1970, in week 14. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on April 3, 1970, are now 54 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 219 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to April 3, 1970

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is April 3, 1970, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 1970 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise. The song "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel is at the top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Airport 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 "Gunsmoke", "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In", "Hee Haw", 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. A biographical war film called "Patton" is being shown in movie theaters at the moment. 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.

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Underdog", "Spider-Man", and "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop". Children are playing with toys such as Ken (doll), Motorific (slot car toys), Operation, and Suzy Homemaker.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 3, 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on April 3, 1970.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around April 3, 1970.

  • 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.
  • March 18, 1970: United States Postal Service workers in New York City go on strike.
  • This date: April 3, 1970
  • 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.
  • April 29, 1970: FA Cup Final 1970: Goals from Peter Osgood and David Webb help Chelsea secure a 2-1 victory in a replay against Leeds United.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 3, 1970, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 3, 1970 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in April 1970

Television shows that people were watching in April 1970:

TV shows from April 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
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

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 April 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

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
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
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)

Were you born on April 3, 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 April 3, 1976, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 3.

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

Actor Deceased
Born on April 3, 1924
He turned 46 on this day in 1970.

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Actor
Born on April 3, 1958
He turned 12 on this day in 1970.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Actor
Born on April 3, 1961
He turned 9 on this day in 1970.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

British politician
Born on April 3, 1964
He turned 6 on this day in 1970.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes

Actress
Born on April 3, 1986
She was born exactly 16 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on April 3, 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 April 3, 1970 was most likely conceived around July 11, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 3, 1970 is close to December 25, 1970.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 3, 1970:

  • 19,737 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,819 weeks have passed.
  • 1,705,276,800 seconds have passed since April 3, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,989,489,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 879,922,828,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 284,212,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 146,653,805 steps. That's roughly 65,179 miles.
  • 20,463,322 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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