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July 3rd, 1970.

July 3rd, 1970, was a Friday. It was day 184 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 11 months and 10 days have passed since July 3rd, 1970.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 3rd, 1970?

  • 112 people are killed when Dan-Air Flight 1903 crashes in Spain.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 3rd, 1970.

  • United States: The Love You Save - Jackson Five
  • United Kingdom: In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
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The date is July 3rd, 1970 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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 "What's My Line?", "Gunsmoke", "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" and "Columbo.". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "My Three Sons", "Underdog" and "The Clangers".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Army men, Motorific (slot car toys), Battleship (game) 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 July 3rd, 1970.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 50 years, 11 months and 10 days have passed since July 3rd, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 3rd, 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 15807600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 3rd, 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 3rd, 1970
  • 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 3rd, 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 3rd, 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.
  • 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 July 3rd, 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 July 3rd, 1976 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 3rd of July.

  • July 3rd, 1943: Kurtwood Smith (Actor) turned 27 on this day in 1970.
  • July 3rd, 1956: Montel Williams (Television personality) turned 14 on this day in 1970.
  • July 3rd, 1962: Tom Cruise (Actor) turned 8 on this day in 1970.
  • July 3rd, 1971: Julian Assange (Wikileaks founder) was born exactly one year after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 3rd, 1970.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 3rd, 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 July 3rd, 1970.

  • A total of 18,608 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,658 weeks have passed.
  • 1,607,731,200 seconds have passed since the July 3rd, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,875,686,400 times.
  • Since July 3rd, 1970, the earth has travelled approximately 829,589,299,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 267,955,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 138,264,883 steps. That's about 61,451 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,292,774 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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