August 18th, 1970

August 18th, 1970, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 230 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

49 years, 11 months and 28 days have passed since August 18th, 1970.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 18th, 1970:

  • 27-year-old Spanish actress Soledad Miranda dies in a car accident.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 18th, 1970:

  • United States: Make It With You - Bread
  • United Kingdom: The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley

Take Me Back!

The date is August 18th, 1970 and it's a Tuesday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Make It With You by Bread 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. 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 "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Columbo." and "The Brady Bunch". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop" and "Cattanooga Cats". Popular toys include the likes of "Motorific (slot car toys)", "Battleship (game)", "Clackers" 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 18th, 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, 11 months and 28 days have passed since August 18th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 18th, 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 19782000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 18th, 1970:

  • August 12th, 1970: Paris Saint-Germain F.C. is founded.
  • 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 18th, 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 18th, 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
  • 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 18th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on August 18th, 1970.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 18th, 1970 was probably conceived around the 8th of November, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 18th, 1970 is the 28th of May, 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 August 18th, 1970.

  • 18,260 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,577,664,000 seconds have passed since the August 18th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,840,608,000 times.
  • Since August 18th, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 814,074,624,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 262,944,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 135,679,104 steps. That's about 60,302 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,931,968 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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