May 31st, 1970, was a Sunday. It was day 151 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.
51 years and 19 days have passed since May 31st, 1970.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.
What happened on May 31st, 1970?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 31st, 1970.
The movie "Airport" was at the top of the box office on May 31st, 1970.
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The 1970 FIFA World Cup was taking place in Mexico at this time. Brazil went on to win the competition by defeating Italy 4-1 in the final.
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.
During 1970, the war in Vietnam was still ongoing. By this stage, the conflict had become deeply unpopular with most Americans. Troop numbers in the country started to be reduced, having reached their peak two years prior. In 1970, 6,081 US service personnel were killed in action.
The best NBA players in 1970 were Willis Reed, Billy Cunningham, Connie Hawkins, Jerry West and Walt Frazier.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1970.
"Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel won a Grammy for 1970's Song of the Year.
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.
West Germany Chancellor Willy Brandt was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1970.
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.
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.
In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the afro hairstyle was at its peak in popularity. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.
Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.
During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.
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Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on May 31st, 1970.
Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 31st, 1970.
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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