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August 20, 1970

August 20, 1970, was a Thursday. It was 53 years, 10 months, and 4 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Birthdays

Born on August 20, 1970

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 20, 1970:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 20, 1970

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • (They Long To Be) Close To You - Carpenters
  • Make It With You - Bread
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder
  • Spill The Wine - Eric Burdon And War
  • In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
Play the top songs from 1970
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1970. Take a trip back to the days of the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell and the Jackson 5.
Getting Straight

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Getting Straight".

Facts

This date was 19,667 days ago. Approximately 656 months have passed. It was the 232nd day of 1970, in week 34. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 53 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 219 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to August 20, 1970

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Thursday, August 20, 1970. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Leo. The summer of 1970 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.

In America, the song "Make It With You" by Bread is at the top of the singles charts, while "The Wonder Of You" by Elvis Presley is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Getting Straight is at the top of the box office. 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. 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 still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Dark Shadows", "Here's Lucy", "Hee Haw", and "Marcus Welby, M.D.". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "My Three Sons", "Underdog", "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", and "The Clangers". Popular toys at the moment include Army men, Operation, Clackers, and Nerf Balls.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 20, 1970.

  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is still ongoing

    The war in Vietnam was still ongoing. However, by this stage, the conflict had become deeply unpopular with most Americans. Troop numbers in the country were starting to reduce, having reached their peak two years prior. In 1970, 6,081 US service personnel were killed in action.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1970?

    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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.

    Patton

    "Patton" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1970.
  • Simon & Garfunkel - "Bridge over Troubled Water"

    Simon & Garfunkel - "Bridge over Troubled Water"

    "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel won a Grammy for 1970's Song of the Year.
  • 1970 in movies.

    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.
  • Willy Brandt.

    Willy Brandt

    West Germany's Chancellor Willy Brandt was named Time Person of the Year in 1970 due to his attempts to establish a fresh relationship between East and West.
  • 1970 in music.

    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.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement

    The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 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.
  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.
  • The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity

    The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix, and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.
  • Color TV.

    Color TV

    Although color television was rising in popularity, black-and-white TV sets were still the most popular.
  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone

    Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 20, 1970.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to August 20, 1970.

  • July 24, 1970: Charles Manson appears in court with an "X" carved into his forehead.
  • August 5, 1970: Black Panthers founder Huey Newton is released after murder charges against him are overturned.
  • August 11, 1970: Muhammad Ali is granted a license to box for the first time since his draft refusal.
  • August 12, 1970: Paris Saint-Germain F.C. is founded.
  • August 18, 1970: 27-year-old Spanish actress Soledad Miranda dies in a car accident.
  • This date: August 20, 1970
  • August 23, 1970: Salad Bowl strike: The largest farm worker strike in US history begins.
  • August 24, 1970: A university physics researcher is killed after Vietnam War protesters bomb Sterling Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
  • August 26, 1970: 600,000 people attend the Isle of Wight Festival 1970.
  • August 29, 1970: Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar is killed by an LA County Sheriff deputy during the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War.
  • September 6, 1970: Palestinian terrorists hijack two passenger jets that are flying between Europe and the United States.
  • September 11, 1970: 310 hostages are released by Palestinian plane hijackers at Dawson's Field near Zarqa, Jordan.
  • September 12, 1970: The animated series "Josie and the Pussycats" debuts on television.
  • September 18, 1970: Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix is found dead after an overdose on barbiturates.
  • September 19, 1970:
    • The first Glastonbury Festival is held.
    • Greek student Kostas Georgakis sets himself on fire in Matteotti Square in Genoa, Italy, in a protest against Greek dictator Georgios Papadopoulos.
    • "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" makes its debut on CBS.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 20, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 20, 1970 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on August 20, 1970

People in August 1970 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from August 1970.

Nanny and the Professor
Nanny and the Professor
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Medical Center
Medical Center
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Room 222
Room 222
The Main Chance
The Main Chance
Hee Haw
Hee Haw
Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Adam-12
Adam-12
Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
Columbo
Columbo

Cars in 1970

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.

Cars in 1970.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on August 20, 1970

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1970:

The Clangers
The Clangers
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Cattanooga Cats
Cattanooga Cats
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show
Skyhawks
Skyhawks
H.R. Pufnstuf
H.R. Pufnstuf
Joe 90
Joe 90
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1970

Toys and games that were popular in 1970:

G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Nerf Balls
Nerf Balls
Snoopy Astronaut (figure)
Snoopy Astronaut (figure)
Frisbee
Frisbee
Crissy (doll)
Crissy (doll)
Clackers
Clackers
Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Twister mat
Twister mat
Suzy Homemaker
Suzy Homemaker
Operation
Operation
Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)

Were you born on August 20, 1970?

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 20, 1976, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 20.

Ron Paul

Ron Paul

US politician
Born on August 20, 1935
He turned 35 on this day in 1970.

Slobodan Milošević

Slobodan Milošević

Yugoslav and Serbian politician Deceased
Born on August 20, 1941
He turned 29 on this day in 1970.

Robert Plant

Robert Plant

Musician
Born on August 20, 1948
He turned 22 on this day in 1970.

Phil Lynott

Phil Lynott

Irish musician Deceased
Born on August 20, 1949
He turned 21 on this day in 1970.

Dimebag Darrell

Dimebag Darrell

Musician Deceased
Born on August 20, 1966
He turned 4 on this day in 1970.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

Singer
Born on August 20, 1992
She was born exactly 22 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on August 20, 1970.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 20, 1970 was most likely conceived around November 27, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 20, 1970 is close to May 13, 1971.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about August 20, 1970:

  • 19,667 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,809 weeks have passed.
  • 1,699,228,800 seconds have passed since August 20, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,982,433,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 876,802,060,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 283,204,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 146,133,677 steps. That's roughly 64,948 miles.
  • 20,390,746 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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