May 21st, 1970

May 21st, 1970, fell on a Thursday. It was day 141 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 6 months and 8 days have passed since May 21st, 1970.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 21st, 1970:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is May 21st, 1970 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. 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 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Here's Lucy" and "Marcus Welby, M.D.". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "JOT the Dot", "The Banana Splits", "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines" and "Cattanooga Cats".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Etch A Sketch", "Army men", "Suzy Homemaker" 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 21st, 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, 6 months and 8 days have passed since May 21st, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 21st, 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 12092400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 21st, 1970:

  • 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.
  • June 16th, 1970: American football player Brian Piccolo passes away from cancer at the age of 26.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 21st, 1970, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 21st, 1970 falls under the Deer.
  • 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
  • Snoopy Astronaut (figure)
  • 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 21st of May:


US President

Who was the US President on May 21st, 1970?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 21st, 1970?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 21st, 1970 was probably conceived around the 11th of August, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 21st, 1970 is the 28th of February, 1971. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 21st, 1970.

  • 18,455 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,594,515,600 seconds have passed since the May 21st, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,860,268,200 times.
  • Since May 21st, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 822,770,049,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 265,752,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 137,128,342 steps. That's about 60,946 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,134,187 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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