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April 17, 1970

April 17, 1970, was a Friday. It was 54 years, 3 months, and 7 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Birthdays

Born on April 17, 1970

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

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

  • United States: "Let It Be" by The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: "All Kinds Of Everything" by Dana

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 17, 1970

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • 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 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.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Top movie

The movie "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date occurred 19,822 days ago. Approximately 661 months have passed. It was the 107th day of 1970, in week 16. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on April 17, 1970, are now 54 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 220 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to April 17, 1970

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is April 17, 1970, and it's a Friday. Babies who are 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. In America, the song "Let It Be" by The Beatles is at the top of the singles charts, while "All Kinds Of Everything" by Dana is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 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 "Bonanza", "Hee Haw", "Room 222", 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.

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop", "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", and "Sesame Street". Children are playing with toys such as Twister mat, Crissy (doll), Frisbee, and G.I. Joe Adventure Team.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 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 April 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.
  • This date: April 17, 1970
  • 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.
  • May 4, 1970: Ohio National Guardsmen shoot and kill four Kent State University students at an anti-war protest.
  • May 6, 1970:
    • Football: Feyenoord win the European Cup after they defeat Celtic 2-1.
    • 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 8, 1970: The Beatles release their album "Let It Be".
  • May 9, 1970: 100,000 people demonstrate against the Vietnam War in Washington D.C.
  • May 14, 1970: American duo The Carpenters release their hit single "(They Long to Be) Close to You".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 17, 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 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 17, 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

TV series on April 17, 1970

People in April 1970 were watching the following TV series:

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 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 April 17, 1976, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

William Holden

William Holden

Actor Deceased
Born on April 17, 1918
He turned 52 on this day in 1970.

Börje Salming

Börje Salming

Ice hockey player Deceased
Born on April 17, 1951
He turned 19 on this day in 1970.

Sean Bean

Sean Bean

English actor
Born on April 17, 1959
He turned 11 on this day in 1970.

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner

Actress
Born on April 17, 1972
She was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Spice Girls
Born on April 17, 1974
She was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley

MMA fighter
Born on April 17, 1982
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Jake Cornish

Jake Cornish

Love Island contestant
Born on April 17, 1997
He was born exactly 27 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on April 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 April 17, 1970 was most likely conceived around July 25, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 17, 1970 is close to January 8, 1971.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 17, 1970:

  • 19,822 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,831 weeks have passed.
  • 1,712,620,800 seconds have passed since April 17, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,998,057,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 883,712,332,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 285,436,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 147,285,389 steps. That's roughly 65,460 miles.
  • 20,551,450 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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