August 2nd, 1970, was a Sunday. It was day 214 of 1970. The decade was the Seventies.
52 years, 7 months and 25 days have passed since August 2nd, 1970.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 2nd, 1970.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Patton" was at the top of the Box Office on August 2nd, 1970.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is August 2nd, 1970, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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 Close To You by Carpenters is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley is the number one hit song.
Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Patton 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Charles de Gaulle and Sonny Liston would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "The Brady Bunch" and "Nanny and the Professor".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" and "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, Battleship (game), Crissy (doll) and Nerf Balls.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 2nd, 1970.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
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.
The best NBA players in 1970 were Willis Reed, Billy Cunningham, Connie Hawkins, Jerry West and Walt Frazier.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1970.
"Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel won a Grammy for 1970's Song of the Year.
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.
West Germany Chancellor Willy Brandt was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1970.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.
During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.
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Television shows that people were watching in August, 1970.
Nanny and the Professor
Sitcom starring Juliet Mills and Richard Long.
The Brady Bunch
Sitcom about a large family with six children.
American medical drama series starring James Daly, Chad Everett and Audrey Totter.
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.
American comedy-drama series about a history class in an LA school.
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.
American variety show that featured country music and humor.
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
Police drama series that was set in LA.
Police drama series.
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
American Western series.
Western drama series.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
1970 saw the introduction of cars such as the Dodge Colt, the Toyota Carina, the Range Rover, the Ford Pinto, the AMC Gremlin and the Chevrolet Vega.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1970.
The Brady Bunch
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
The Pink Panther Show
The Adventures of Gulliver
The Archie Show
The Banana Splits
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
The New Adventures of Superman
JOT the Dot
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
Heckle and Jeckle
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1970.
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Snoopy Astronaut (figure)
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
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 of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out August 2nd, 1976, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 2nd.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of August.
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on August 2nd, 1970.
Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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