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April 11th, 1970.

April 11th, 1970, was a Saturday. It was day 101 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

51 years, 3 months and 13 days have passed since April 11th, 1970.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on April 11th, 1970?

  • 74 people are killed when an avalanche occurs in the French Alps.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 11th, 1970.

  • United States: Let It Be - The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
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Marooned

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Marooned" was at the top of the box office on April 11th, 1970.

Take me back to April 11th, 1970!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 11th, 1970 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people are enjoying their 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 the movie Marooned is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister. 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Dark Shadows", "Here's Lucy" and "The Courtship of Eddie's Father".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The New Adventures of Superman", "The Banana Splits", "Cattanooga Cats" and "Sesame Street". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, the Easy-Bake Oven, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and Battleship (game).

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 11th, 1970.

  • The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    During 1970, the war in Vietnam was still ongoing. By this stage, the conflict had become deeply unpopular with most Americans. Troop numbers in the country started to be reduced, 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.

  • 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.

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. 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.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the afro hairstyle was at its peak in popularity. 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.

    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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 51 years, 3 months and 13 days have passed since April 11th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 15 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 11th, 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 8636400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 11th, 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.
  • April 3rd, 1970: The final episode of "The Flying Nun" is aired on television.
  • April 10th, 1970: The official break-up of The Beatles occurs when Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving the group.
  • This date: April 11th, 1970
  • 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 11th, 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 11th, 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 11th, 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 11th, 1976 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 11th.

Jeremy Clarkson

English broadcaster.
Born on April 11th, 1960
He turned 10 on this day in 1970.

Goldust

Wrestler.
Born on April 11th, 1969
He turned 1 on this day in 1970.

Thiago Alcântara

Soccer player.
Born on April 11th, 1991
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Dele Alli

Soccer player.
Born on April 11th, 1996
He was born exactly 26 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on April 11th, 1970.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 11th, 1970.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 11th, 1970 was most likely conceived around the 2nd of July, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 11th, 1970 is close to the 19th of January, 1971.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 11th, 1970.

  • A total of 18,732 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,676 weeks have passed.
  • 1,618,444,800 seconds have passed since the April 11th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,888,185,600 times.
  • Since April 11th, 1970, the earth has travelled approximately 835,117,516,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 269,740,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 139,186,253 steps. That's about 61,861 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,421,338 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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