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May 6th, 1970.

May 6th, 1970, was a Wednesday. It was day 126 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

51 years, 1 months and 6 days have passed since May 6th, 1970.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on 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.
  • Football: Feyenoord win the European Cup after they defeat Celtic 2-1.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 6th, 1970.

  • United States: American Woman - Guess Who
  • United Kingdom: Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
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The date is May 6th, 1970 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. 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 and 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Dark Shadows", "Columbo." and "Here's Lucy".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Heckle and Jeckle", "Underdog" and "The Clangers". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Motorific (slot car toys), Snoopy Astronaut (figure) and G.I. Joe Adventure Team.

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 May 6th, 1970.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 51 years, 1 months and 6 days have passed since May 6th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 6th, 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 10796400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 6th, 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 4th, 1970: Ohio National Guardsmen shoot and kill four Kent State University students at an anti-war protest.
  • This date: May 6th, 1970
  • May 9th, 1970: 100,000 people demonstrate against the Vietnam War in Washington D.C.
  • May 14th, 1970: American duo The Carpenters release their hit single "(They Long to Be) Close to You".
  • May 31st, 1970: The 1970 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Mexico.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 6th, 1970, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 6th, 1970 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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 May 6th, 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 May 6th, 1976 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 6th of May.

  • May 6th, 1856: Sigmund Freud (Father of psychoanalysis) (Deceased)
  • May 6th, 1953: Tony Blair (British Prime Minister) turned 17 on this day in 1970.
  • May 6th, 1961: George Clooney (Actor) turned 9 on this day in 1970.
  • May 6th, 1983: Dani Alves (Brazilian soccer player) was born exactly 13 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on May 6th, 1970.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 6th, 1970.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 6th, 1970.

  • A total of 18,665 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,666 weeks have passed.
  • 1,612,656,000 seconds have passed since the May 6th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,881,432,000 times.
  • Since May 6th, 1970, the earth has travelled approximately 832,130,496,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 268,776,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 138,688,416 steps. That's about 61,639 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,351,872 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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