May 4th, 1970, fell on a Monday. It was day 124 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.
50 years, 4 months and 18 days have passed since May 4th, 1970.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 4th, 1970:
Ohio National Guardsmen shoot and kill four Kent State University students at an anti-war protest.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 4th, 1970:
United States: American Woman - Guess Who
United Kingdom: Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
Take Me Back!
The date is May 4th, 1970 and it's a Monday. The summer of 1970 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song American Woman by Guess Who is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States. 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "The Brady Bunch". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Pink Panther Show" and "Cattanooga Cats". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Army men", "Crissy (doll)" and "Frisbee".
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 4th, 1970.
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.
West Germany Chancellor Willy Brandt was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1970.
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.
Simon & Garfunkel - "Bridge over Troubled Water"
"Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel would go on to win a Grammy for 1970's Song of the Year.
"Patton" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1970.
Basic facts and information about this date:
50 years, 4 months and 18 days have passed since May 4th, 1970.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1970.
Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 4th, 1970, will be 50 years of age.
People born in 1970 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 10623600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 4th, 1970:
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.
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 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..
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 4th, 1970, will have the star sign Taurus.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: May 4th, 1970 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
The Brady Bunch - Sitcom about a large family with six children.
Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.
Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
Bonanza - American Western series.
Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.
1970 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie"
1970 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1970:
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 4th of May:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 4th, 1970.
18,404 days have passed since this date.
1,590,105,600 seconds have passed since the May 4th, 1970.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,855,123,200 times.
Since May 4th, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 820,494,489,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 265,017,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 136,749,082 steps. That's about 60,777 miles!
Since this date, 19,081,267 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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