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July 1st, 1970.

July 1st, 1970, was a Wednesday. It was day 182 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 10 months and 9 days have passed since July 1st, 1970.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 1st, 1970.

  • United States: The Love You Save - Jackson Five
  • United Kingdom: In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry

Take me back to July 1st, 1970!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 1st, 1970 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. In America, the July 4th celebrations are fast approaching.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song The Love You Save by Jackson Five 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 Edward Heath 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "The Brady Bunch". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Pink Panther Show" and "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Army men, Crissy (doll) and Frisbee.

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 July 1st, 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 50 years, 10 months and 9 days have passed since July 1st, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 1st, 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 15634800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 1st, 1970.

  • June 16th, 1970: American football player Brian Piccolo passes away from cancer at the age of 26.
  • June 21st, 1970: Brazil win the 1970 FIFA World Cup after beating Italy 4-1.
  • This date: July 1st, 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.
  • July 24th, 1970: Charles Manson appears in court with an "X" carved into his forehead.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 1st, 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 Gemini.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 1st, 1970 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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 July 1st, 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 1st of July.

  • July 1st, 1961: Princess Diana (Princess of Wales) (Deceased)
  • July 1st, 1971: Missy Elliott (Rapper) was born exactly one year after this date.
  • July 1st, 1976: Patrick Kluivert (Dutch soccer player) was born exactly 6 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 1st, 1970.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 1st, 1970.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 1st, 1970.

  • A total of 18,576 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,653 weeks have passed.
  • 1,604,966,400 seconds have passed since the July 1st, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,872,460,800 times.
  • Since July 1st, 1970, the earth has travelled approximately 828,162,662,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 267,494,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 138,027,110 steps. That's about 61,345 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,259,597 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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