July 8th, 1970

July 8th, 1970, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 189 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 6 months and 14 days have passed since July 8th, 1970.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 8th, 1970:

  • United States: Mama Told Me - Three Dog Night
  • United Kingdom: In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry

Take Me Back!

The date is July 8th, 1970 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Mama Told Me by Three Dog Night 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Bonanza", "Columbo." and "Marcus Welby, M.D.". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Underdog", "The New Adventures of Superman", "Spider-Man" and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood".

Popular toys include the likes of "Ken (doll)", "Motorific (slot car toys)", "Lite-Brite" and "Clackers".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on July 8th, 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, 6 months and 14 days have passed since July 8th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 8th, 1970, will be 50 years of age.
  • People born in 1970 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 16239600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 8th, 1970:

  • June 16th, 1970: American football player Brian Piccolo passes away from cancer at the age of 26.
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 8th, 1970, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 8th, 1970 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

1970 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie

1970 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of July:


US President

Who was the US President on July 8th, 1970?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 8th, 1970?

  • Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 8th, 1970 was probably conceived around the 28th of September, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 8th, 1970 is the 17th of April, 1971. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 8th, 1970.

  • 18,461 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,595,034,000 seconds have passed since the July 8th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,860,873,000 times.
  • Since July 8th, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 823,037,544,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 265,839,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 137,172,924 steps. That's about 60,966 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,140,408 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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