August 29th, 1970

August 29th, 1970, fell on a Saturday. It was day 241 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

49 years, 11 months and 17 days have passed since August 29th, 1970.


On This Date

Events that occurred on 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.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 29th, 1970:

  • United States: War - Edwin Starr
  • United Kingdom: The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley

Take Me Back!

The date is August 29th, 1970 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer of 1970 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.

In America, the song War by Edwin Starr 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "The Brady Bunch". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "JOT the Dot", "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo", "Cattanooga Cats" and "Sesame Street".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Army men", "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots", "Suzy Homemaker" and "Battleship (game)".


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 29th, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 49 years, 11 months and 17 days have passed since August 29th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 29th, 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 20732400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 29th, 1970:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 29th, 1970, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 29th, 1970 falls under the Bear.
  • 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 29th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on August 29th, 1970.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 29th, 1970 was probably conceived around the 19th of November, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 29th, 1970 is the 8th of June, 1971. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 29th, 1970.

  • 18,249 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,576,713,600 seconds have passed since the August 29th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,839,499,200 times.
  • Since August 29th, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 813,584,217,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 262,785,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 135,597,370 steps. That's about 60,265 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,920,563 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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