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August 16th, 1970.

August 16th, 1970, was a Sunday. It was day 228 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 8 months and 25 days have passed since August 16th, 1970.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 16th, 1970.

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

Take me back to August 16th, 1970!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 16th, 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 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", "Here's Lucy" and "The Brady Bunch". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "My Three Sons", "The Bugs Bunny Show" and "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Suzy Homemaker, Snoopy Astronaut (figure) 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 August 16th, 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 50 years, 8 months and 25 days have passed since August 16th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 16th, 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 19609200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 16th, 1970.

  • July 24th, 1970: Charles Manson appears in court with an "X" carved into his forehead.
  • August 5th, 1970: Black Panthers founder Huey Newton is released after murder charges against him are overturned.
  • August 12th, 1970: Paris Saint-Germain F.C. is founded.
  • This date: August 16th, 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 16th, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 16th, 1970 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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.
  • 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.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on August 16th, 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

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 16th of August.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on August 16th, 1970.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 16th, 1970.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 16th, 1970 was most likely conceived around the 6th of November, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 16th, 1970 is close to the 26th of May, 1971.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 16th, 1970.

  • A total of 18,530 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,647 weeks have passed.
  • 1,600,992,000 seconds have passed since the August 16th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,867,824,000 times.
  • Since August 16th, 1970, the earth has travelled approximately 826,111,872,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 266,832,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 137,685,312 steps. That's about 61,193 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,211,904 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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