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April 10th, 1970.

April 10th, 1970, was a Friday. It was day 100 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

51 years, 2 months and 2 days have passed since April 10th, 1970.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on April 10th, 1970?

  • The official break-up of The Beatles occurs when Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving the group.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 10th, 1970.

  • United States: Let It Be - The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
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Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 10th, 1970 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, 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. In America, the song Let It Be by The Beatles is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel 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.

A biographical war film called "Patton" is being shown in movie theaters at the moment. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Dark Shadows", "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" and "The Courtship of Eddie's Father". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "My Three Sons", "Underdog" and "The Pink Panther Show".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, Ken (doll), Motorific (slot car toys) and Snoopy Astronaut (figure).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 10th, 1970.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • 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 Chancellor Willy Brandt was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1970.

  • 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 Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the hippie counterculture was at its height in popularity. 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.

  • Color TV.

    Color TV.

    Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 51 years, 2 months and 2 days have passed since April 10th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 15 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 10th, 1970, will be 51 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1970 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 8550000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 10th, 1970.

  • March 16th, 1970: Motown singer Tammi Terrell passes away after battling cancer.
  • March 18th, 1970: United States Postal Service workers in New York City go on strike.
  • This date: April 10th, 1970
  • 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.
  • April 29th, 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.
  • May 4th, 1970: Ohio National Guardsmen shoot and kill four Kent State University students at an anti-war protest.
  • May 6th, 1970: Football: Feyenoord win the European Cup after they defeat Celtic 2-1.
  • May 6th, 1970: Irish politicians Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney are dismissed from the government after they are accused of being involved in a plot to import weapons for the Provisional IRA.
  • May 9th, 1970: 100,000 people demonstrate against the Vietnam War in Washington D.C.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 10th, 1970, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 10th, 1970 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Brady Bunch - Sitcom about a large family with six children.
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.
  • The Courtship of Eddie's Father - American sitcom starring Bill Bixby as Tom Corbett and Brandon Cruz as Eddie Corbett.
  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
  • Dark Shadows - Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
  • I Dream of Jeannie - Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on April 10th, 1970.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1970.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out April 10th, 1976 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 10th of April.

  • April 10th, 1936: John Madden (American Football player) turned 34 on this day in 1970.
  • April 10th, 1952: Steven Seagal (Actor) turned 18 on this day in 1970.
  • April 10th, 1973: Roberto Carlos (Brazilian soccer player) was born exactly 3 years after this date.
  • April 10th, 1979: Sophie Ellis-Bextor (English singer) was born exactly 9 years after this date.
  • April 10th, 1988: Haley Joel Osment (Actor) was born exactly 18 years after this date.
  • April 10th, 1992: Sadio Mane (Soccer player) was born exactly 22 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on April 10th, 1970.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 10th, 1970.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 10th, 1970 was most likely conceived around the 1st of July, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 10th, 1970 is close to the 18th of January, 1971.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 10th, 1970.

  • A total of 18,691 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,670 weeks have passed.
  • 1,614,902,400 seconds have passed since the April 10th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,884,052,800 times.
  • Since April 10th, 1970, the earth has travelled approximately 833,289,638,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 269,150,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 138,881,606 steps. That's about 61,725 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,378,829 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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