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April 26, 1970

April 26, 1970, was a Sunday. It was the 116th day of 1970. The decade was the seventies.

53 years, 10 months, and 5 days have passed since April 26, 1970.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on April 26, 1970

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On April 26, 1970, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "ABC" by The Jackson Five
  • United Kingdom: "All Kinds Of Everything" by Dana

The music charts on April 26, 1970

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • ABC - Jackson 5
  • Let It Be - The Beatles
  • Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
  • Instant Karma (We All Shine On) - John Ono Lennon
  • American Woman/No Sugar Tonight - The Guess Who
Play the top songs 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 top movie on this day was "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie".

Facts

This date was 19,668 days ago. Approximately 656 months have passed. It was the 116th day of 1970, in week 17. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 53 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 219 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to April 26, 1970

Let's go back to the seventies.

It is Sunday, April 26, 1970. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the days ahead.

The summer of 1970 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song "ABC" by The Jackson Five 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. 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.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "The Main Chance", "Room 222", and "The Brady Bunch". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "The New Adventures of Superman", "H.R. Pufnstuf", and "The Brady Bunch".

Popular toys at the moment include Etch A Sketch, Ken (doll), Suzy Homemaker, and G.I. Joe Adventure Team.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 26, 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 26, 1970.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 26, 1970.

  • 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 26, 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".
  • May 19, 1970: The United States begins to bomb Khmer Rouge and Viet Cong targets in Cambodia.
  • May 22, 1970: British rock band Mungo Jerry release the song "In the Summertime".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 26, 1970, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • 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 26, 1970 falls under the Beaver.
  • 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 shows in 1970

In April 1970, TV audiences were watching the following 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
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
Bonanza
Bonanza
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan 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 26, 1970

If you were a kid on April 26, 1970, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

The Clangers
The Clangers
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch

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

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 April 26, 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 26, 1976, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 26.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Playwright / Poet Deceased
Born on April 26, 1564
He was not alive on this date.

Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito

Actor
Born on April 26, 1958
He turned 12 on this day in 1970.

Jet Li

Jet Li

Actor
Born on April 26, 1963
He turned 7 on this day in 1970.

Kevin James

Kevin James

Actor / Comedian
Born on April 26, 1965
He turned 5 on this day in 1970.

Joey Jordison

Joey Jordison

American musician Deceased
Born on April 26, 1975
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Actor
Born on April 26, 1980
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Scotty T

Scotty T

Media personality
Born on April 26, 1988
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on April 26, 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 26, 1970 was most likely conceived around August 3, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 26, 1970 is close to January 17, 1971.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 26, 1970:

  • 19,668 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,809 weeks have passed.
  • 1,699,318,800 seconds have passed since April 26, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,982,538,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 876,848,500,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 283,219,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 146,141,417 steps. That's roughly 64,952 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,391,826 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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