May 11th, 1970

May 11th, 1970, fell on a Monday. It was day 131 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 3 months and 1 days have passed since May 11th, 1970.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 11th, 1970:

  • United States: American Woman - Guess Who
  • United Kingdom: Back Home - England World Cup Squad

Take Me Back!

The date is May 11th, 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, Back Home by England World Cup Squad 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", "Bonanza" and "Marcus Welby, M.D.". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "JOT the Dot", "The Pink Panther Show", "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" and "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop". Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Easy-Bake Oven", "Clackers" and "Nerf Balls".


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 11th, 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.

  • Willy Brandt.

    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

    "Patton" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1970.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 50 years, 3 months and 1 days have passed since May 11th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 11th, 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 11228400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 11th, 1970:

  • 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.
  • 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..
  • May 31st, 1970: The 1970 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Mexico.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 11th, 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 11th, 1970 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

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
  • Nerf Balls
  • Frisbee
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Clackers
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Suzy Homemaker
  • Motorific (slot car toys)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Army men
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 11th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on May 11th, 1970.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 11th, 1970 was probably conceived around the 1st of August, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 11th, 1970 is the 18th of February, 1971. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 11th, 1970.

  • 18,356 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,585,958,400 seconds have passed since the May 11th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,850,284,800 times.
  • Since May 11th, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 818,354,534,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 264,326,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 136,392,422 steps. That's about 60,619 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,031,501 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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