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June 21st, 1970.

June 21st, 1970, was a Sunday. It was day 172 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

51 years, 1 months and 3 days have passed since June 21st, 1970.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on June 21st, 1970?

  • Brazil win the 1970 FIFA World Cup after beating Italy 4-1.

Music charts.

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

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "A Man Called Horse" was at the top of the box office on June 21st, 1970.

Take me back to June 21st, 1970!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 21st, 1970 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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 the movie A Man Called Horse is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Edward Heath is the current Prime Minister. 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 "Bonanza", "Columbo.", "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" and "Marcus Welby, M.D.".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show" and "Spider-Man". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Lite-Brite, Crissy (doll) and Nerf Balls.

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 21st, 1970.

  • 1970 FIFA World Cup.

    1970 FIFA World Cup.

    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.

  • The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • 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 Chancellor Willy Brandt was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1970.

  • 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 Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement.

    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.

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    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.

  • The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    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.

  • Color TV.

    Color TV.

    Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 51 years, 1 months and 3 days have passed since June 21st, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 21st, 1970, will be 51 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1970 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 14770800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 21st, 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 21st, 1970
  • 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 21st, 1970, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • 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: Water.
  • 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: June 21st, 1970 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • 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.
  • The Courtship of Eddie's Father - American sitcom starring Bill Bixby as Tom Corbett and Brandon Cruz as Eddie Corbett.
  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
  • Dark Shadows - Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
  • 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 21st, 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

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out June 21st, 1976 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on June 21st.

Benazir Bhutto

Pakistan Prime Minister. Deceased
Born on June 21st, 1953
She turned 17 on this day in 1970.

Prince William

Duke of Cambridge.
Born on June 21st, 1982
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Edward Snowden

American whistleblower.
Born on June 21st, 1983
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Lana Del Rey

Singer.
Born on June 21st, 1985
She was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Rebecca Black

Singer.
Born on June 21st, 1997
She was born exactly 27 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on June 21st, 1970.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 21st, 1970.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 18,661 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,665 weeks have passed.
  • 1,612,310,400 seconds have passed since the June 21st, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,881,028,800 times.
  • Since June 21st, 1970, the earth has travelled approximately 831,952,166,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 268,718,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 138,658,694 steps. That's about 61,626 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,347,725 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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