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April 12th, 1970.

April 12th, 1970, was a Sunday. It was day 102 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

51 years, 9 months and 8 days have passed since April 12th, 1970.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 12th, 1970.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 12th, 1970.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Let It Be - The Beatles
  • ABC - Jackson 5
  • Instant Karma (We All Shine On) - John Ono Lennon
  • Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Play the top hits 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.
Marooned

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Marooned" was at the top of the box office on April 12th, 1970.

Take me back to April 12th, 1970!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 12th, 1970 and it's a Sunday. 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. 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 be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Bonanza", "Hee Haw" and "Room 222". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Pink Panther Show", "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines" and "The Clangers". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Operation, Twister mat and G.I. Joe Adventure Team.

News

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 12th, 1970.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

  • 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 51 years, 9 months and 8 days have passed since April 12th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 15 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 12th, 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 8722800.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 12th, 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.
  • April 11th, 1970: 74 people are killed when an avalanche occurs in the French Alps.
  • This date: April 12th, 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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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 12th, 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 12th, 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.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from April, 1970.

The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Sitcom about a large family with six children.

Medical Center
Medical Center
American medical drama series starring James Daly, Chad Everett and Audrey Totter.

Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Medical drama television program.

The Courtship of Eddie's Father
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
American sitcom starring Bill Bixby as Tom Corbett and Brandon Cruz as Eddie Corbett.

Room 222
Room 222
American comedy-drama series about a history class in an LA school.

The Main Chance
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.

Hee Haw
Hee Haw
American variety show that featured country music and humor.

Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Adam-12
Adam-12
Police drama series that was set in LA.

Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
Police drama series.

Columbo
Columbo
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.

I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety 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

Kids' TV shows on April 12th, 1970.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1970.

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

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

Popular toys and games in 1970.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1970.

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 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 12th, 1976 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 12th.

Tiny Tim

Singer. Deceased
Born on April 12th, 1932
He turned 38 on this day in 1970.

Bobby Moore

Soccer player. Deceased
Born on April 12th, 1941
He turned 29 on this day in 1970.

David Letterman

Television host.
Born on April 12th, 1947
He turned 23 on this day in 1970.

Shannen Doherty

Actress.
Born on April 12th, 1971
She was born exactly one year after this date.

Eric Bailly

Soccer player.
Born on April 12th, 1994
He was born exactly 24 years after this date.

David Hogg

Gun control activist.
Born on April 12th, 2000
He was born exactly 30 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on April 12th, 1970.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 12th, 1970.

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 12th, 1970 was most likely conceived around July 20th, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 12th, 1970 is close to January 3rd, 1971.

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Stats for April 12th, 1970

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 12th, 1970.

  • A total of 18,911 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,701 weeks have passed.
  • 1,633,914,000 seconds have passed since the April 12th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,906,233,000 times.
  • Since April 12th, 1970, the earth has travelled approximately 843,099,624,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 272,319,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 140,516,604 steps. That's about 62,452 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,606,968 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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