August 13th, 1970

August 13th, 1970, fell on a Thursday. It was day 225 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 5 months and 12 days have passed since August 13th, 1970.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Alan Shearer: English soccer player.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 13th, 1970:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is August 13th, 1970 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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 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", "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza" and "Columbo.". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "The Banana Splits", "The Brady Bunch" and "Sesame Street".

Popular toys include the likes of "Motorific (slot car toys)", "Lite-Brite", "Frisbee" and "G.I. Joe Adventure Team".


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 August 13th, 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, 5 months and 12 days have passed since August 13th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 13th, 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 19350000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 13th, 1970:

  • July 15th, 1970: The trial of Charles Manson begins.
  • July 24th, 1970: Charles Manson appears in court with an "X" carved into his forehead. .
  • August 12th, 1970: Paris Saint-Germain F.C. is founded.
  • This date: August 13th, 1970
  • August 18th, 1970: 27-year-old Spanish actress Soledad Miranda dies in a car accident.
  • August 26th, 1970: 600,000 people attend the Isle of Wight Festival 1970.
  • August 29th, 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 August 13th, 1970, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 13th, 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.
  • 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 13th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on August 13th, 1970?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 13th, 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 August 13th, 1970 was probably conceived around the 3rd of November, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 13th, 1970 is the 23rd of May, 1971. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 13th, 1970.

  • 18,428 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,592,182,800 seconds have passed since the August 13th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,857,546,600 times.
  • Since August 13th, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 821,566,324,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 265,363,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 136,927,721 steps. That's about 60,857 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,106,194 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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