12th of August, 1970

The 12th of August, 1970, fell on a Wednesday. Day 224 of 1970. Decade: 1970s.

49 years, 7 months and 27 days have passed since the 12th of August, 1970.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 12th of August, 1970:

  • Paris Saint-Germain F.C. is founded.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 12th of August, 1970:

  • United States: Close To You - Carpenters
  • United Kingdom: The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley

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 the 12th of August, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 49 years, 7 months and 27 days have passed since the 12th of August, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 12th of August, 1970, will be 49 years of age.
  • People born in 1970 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 19263600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 12th of August, 1970:

  • 18th of August, 1970: 27-year-old Spanish actress Soledad Miranda dies in a car accident.
  • 26th of August, 1970: 600,000 people attend the Isle of Wight Festival 1970.
  • 29th of August, 1970: Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar is killed by an LA County Sheriff deputy during the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 12th of August, 1970, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 12th of August, 1970 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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.

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
  • 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 12th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 12th of August, 1970.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 12th of August, 1970 was probably conceived around the 2nd of November, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 12th of August, 1970 is the 22nd of May, 1971. (Rough Estimate).

12th of August

Events that have occurred on the 12th of August:

  • 12th of August, 1966: Massacre of Braybrook Street: Harry Roberts, John Duddy and Jack Witney kill 3 policemen in London, England.
  • 12th of August, 1969: Battle of the Bogside: Riots break out in Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • 12th of August, 1982: A debt crisis begins in Latin America when Mexico announces that it is unable to pay its foreign debt.
  • 12th of August, 1985: Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes, killing 520 people.
  • 12th of August, 1950: 75 US prisoners of war are executed by North Korean forces.
  • 12th of August, 1988: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) is released in cinemas.
  • 12th of August, 1991: Metallica release their self-titled album "Metallica".
  • 12th of August, 1997: The Backstreet Boys release their debut self-titled album "Backstreet Boys".
  • 12th of August, 2003: Football: Manchester United sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting CP.
  • 12th of August, 2005: Anthony Hutton wins the 6th season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).
  • 12th of August, 2010: Irish crime: Rapist Larry Murphy is released from prison.
  • 12th of August, 2013: 25-year-old Tiffany Daniels goes missing in Pensacola Beach, Florida.
  • 12th of August, 2017: A white supremacist kills Heather Heyer after driving his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of August, 1970.

  • 18,137 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,567,036,800 seconds have passed since the 12th of August, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,828,209,600 times.
  • Since the 12th of August, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 808,590,988,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 261,172,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 134,765,165 steps. That's about 59,896 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,804,442 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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