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June 17th, 1970.

June 17th, 1970, was a Wednesday. It was day 168 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 10 months and 22 days have passed since June 17th, 1970.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 17th, 1970.

  • United States: The Long And Winding Road - The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry

Take me back to June 17th, 1970!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 17th, 1970 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song The Long And Winding Road by The Beatles is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry 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. 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. In Mexico, the 1970 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Bonanza", "Columbo." and "Marcus Welby, M.D.". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Pink Panther Show", "Sesame Street" and "The Clangers". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, Ken (doll), the Easy-Bake Oven and Battleship (game).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on June 17th, 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1970?

    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.

  • 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.

  • 1970 FIFA World Cup.

    The 1970 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Mexico. Brazil win the competition after defeating Italy 4-1.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 50 years, 10 months and 22 days have passed since June 17th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 17th, 1970, will be 50 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1970 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 14425200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 17th, 1970.

  • 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.
  • This date: June 17th, 1970
  • June 21st, 1970: Brazil win the 1970 FIFA World Cup after beating Italy 4-1.
  • July 3rd, 1970: 112 people are killed when Dan-Air Flight 1903 crashes in Spain.
  • July 5th, 1970: 109 people are killed when Air Canada Flight 621 crashes at Toronto International Airport.
  • July 15th, 1970: The trial of Charles Manson begins.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 17th, 1970, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 17th, 1970 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on June 17th, 1970.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie

Popular toys and games in 1970.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 17th of June.

  • June 17th, 1882: Igor Stravinsky (Russian composer) (Deceased)
  • June 17th, 1980: Venus Williams (Tennis player) was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of June.

  • Icelandic National Day (Iceland)

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on June 17th, 1970.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 17th, 1970.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 17th, 1970.

  • A total of 18,589 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,655 weeks have passed.
  • 1,606,089,600 seconds have passed since the June 17th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,873,771,200 times.
  • Since June 17th, 1970, the earth has travelled approximately 828,742,233,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 267,681,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 138,123,706 steps. That's about 61,388 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,273,075 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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