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May 22, 1970

May 22, 1970, was a Friday. It was 54 years, 1 month, and 2 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on May 22, 1970:

  • British rock band Mungo Jerry release the song "In the Summertime".
Birthdays

Born on May 22, 1970

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 22, 1970:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 22, 1970

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • American Woman/No Sugar Tonight - The Guess Who
  • ABC - Jackson 5
  • Vehicle - The Ides Of March
  • Let It Be - The Beatles
  • Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel
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.
Airport

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Airport".

Facts

This date was 19,757 days ago. Approximately 659 months have passed. It was the 142nd day of 1970, in week 21. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 54 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 220 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to May 22, 1970

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Friday, May 22, 1970. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The summer of 1970 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. In America, the song "American Woman" by Guess Who is at the top of the singles charts, while "Back Home" by England World Cup Squad is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Airport 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 "What's My Line?", "Dark Shadows", "Here's Lucy", and "The Main Chance". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Captain Kangaroo", "My Three Sons", and "The Clangers".

Popular toys at the moment include Troll doll, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Suzy Homemaker, and Snoopy Astronaut (figure).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 22, 1970.

  • The Carpenters become a hit.

    The Carpenters become a hit

    On May 14th, 1970, American duo The Carpenters released their song "(They Long to Be) Close to You". The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and charts in Canada and Australia.
  • 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 May 22, 1970.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 22, 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.
  • This date: May 22, 1970
  • May 31, 1970: The 1970 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Mexico.
  • June 16, 1970: American football player Brian Piccolo passes away from cancer at the age of 26.
  • June 21, 1970: Brazil win the 1970 FIFA World Cup after beating Italy 4-1.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 22, 1970, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 22, 1970 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1970

People in May 1970 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from May 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

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 May 22, 1970

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1970:

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

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
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
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)

Were you born on May 22, 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 May 22, 1976, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 22.

Ted Kaczynski

Ted Kaczynski

American terrorist Deceased
Born on May 22, 1942
He turned 28 on this day in 1970.

George Best

George Best

Soccer player Deceased
Born on May 22, 1946
He turned 24 on this day in 1970.

Morrissey

Morrissey

Singer
Born on May 22, 1959
He turned 11 on this day in 1970.

Katie Price

Katie Price

English model
Born on May 22, 1978
She was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Emma Chamberlain

Emma Chamberlain

Internet personality
Born on May 22, 2001
She was born exactly 31 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on May 22, 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 May 22, 1970 was most likely conceived around August 29, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 22, 1970 is close to February 12, 1971.

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Stats for May 22, 1970

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 22, 1970:

  • 19,757 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,822 weeks have passed.
  • 1,707,004,800 seconds have passed since May 22, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,991,505,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 880,814,476,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 284,500,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 146,802,413 steps. That's roughly 65,246 miles.
  • 20,484,058 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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