May 26th, 1970

May 26th, 1970, fell on a Tuesday. Day 146 of 1970. Decade: 1970s.

50 years, 0 months and 10 days have passed since May 26th, 1970.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 26th, 1970:

  • United States: Everything Is Beautiful - Ray Stevens
  • United Kingdom: Back Home - England World Cup Squad

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 26th, 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, 0 months and 10 days have passed since May 26th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 26th, 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 12524400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 26th, 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 26th, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 26th, 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.

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 26th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on May 26th, 1970.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 26th, 1970 was probably conceived around the 16th of August, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 26th, 1970 is the 5th of March, 1971. (Rough Estimate).

26th of May

Events that have occurred on the 26th of May:

  • May 26th, 1980: 2,000 people are killed in South Korea when military forces clash with pro-democracy protesters.
  • May 26th, 1999: Manchester United defeat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final after scoring two goals in injury time.
  • May 26th, 2004: Porto win the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final.
  • May 26th, 2004: The Day After Tomorrow (2004) is released.
  • May 26th, 2004: Fantasia Barrino wins Season 3 of American Idol.
  • May 26th, 1967: The album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is released by The Beatles.
  • May 26th, 1982: Football: Aston Villa win the European Cup after defeating Bayern Munich 1-0.
  • May 26th, 1983: Manchester United win the FA Cup final after they beat Brighton 4-0 in a replay.
  • May 26th, 1989: Arsenal win the Football League in the final game of the season after Michael Thomas scores a late winner against Liverpool.
  • May 26th, 1993: Menace II Society (1993) is released.
  • May 26th, 1995: The movie Casper (1995) is released in movie theaters.
  • May 26th, 2006: The video game "Hitman: Blood Money" is released.
  • May 26th, 2007: Actress Lindsay Lohan is arrested for driving under the influence.
  • May 26th, 2007: Sean Kingston releases his single "Beautiful Girls".
  • May 26th, 2009: Mike Tyson's three-year-old daughter Exodus passes away after suffering an accident on an exercise treadmill.
  • May 26th, 2010: Lee DeWyze wins the 9th season of American Idol.
  • May 26th, 2010: Real Madrid sack manager Manuel Pellegrini.
  • May 26th, 2011: Actress Lindsay Lohan receives a 120-day jail sentence for theft.
  • May 26th, 2011: The Hangover Part II (2011) is released.
  • May 26th, 2011: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) is released.
  • May 26th, 2011: Former Serbian general Ratko Mladic is arrested in Lazarevo, northern Serbia.
  • May 26th, 2020: Protests begin in Minneapolis over the police killing of George Floyd.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 26th, 1970.

  • 18,273 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,578,787,200 seconds have passed since the May 26th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,841,918,400 times.
  • Since May 26th, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 814,654,195,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 263,131,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 135,775,699 steps. That's about 60,345 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,945,446 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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