September 18th, 1970

September 18th, 1970, fell on a Friday. It was day 261 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 7 months and 3 days have passed since September 18th, 1970.


On This Date

Events that occurred on September 18th, 1970:

  • Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix is found dead after an overdose on barbiturates.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
  • United Kingdom: Band Of Gold - Freda Payne

Take Me Back!

The date is September 18th, 1970 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. In America, the song Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Band Of Gold by Freda Payne 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Bonanza", "The Brady Bunch" and "The Flip Wilson Show". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The New Adventures of Superman", "The Pink Panther Show", "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines" and "The Brady Bunch".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Ken (doll)", "Army men", "Battleship (game)" and "Clackers".


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 September 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.

  • 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, 7 months and 3 days have passed since September 18th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 38 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 18th, 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 22460400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around September 18th, 1970:

  • 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.
  • This date: September 18th, 1970
  • September 19th, 1970: The first Glastonbury Festival is held.
  • September 21st, 1970: NFL: Monday Night Football is aired for the first time on ABC.
  • September 28th, 1970: Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser dies of a heart attack after 16 years in power.
  • October 3rd, 1970: U.S. President Richard Nixon visits Ireland.
  • October 4th, 1970: Singer-songwriter Janis Joplin is found dead after a suspected heroin overdose.
  • October 5th, 1970: Charles Manson attempts to attack the judge presiding over his trial.
  • October 10th, 1970: Quebec's Deputy Premier Pierre Laporte is kidnapped by the FLQ.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 18th, 1970, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Virgo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: September 18th, 1970 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • The Flip Wilson Show - Variety show hosted by Flip Wilson.
  • McCloud - A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.
  • 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.

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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • 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, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 18th of September:


US President

Who was the US President on September 18th, 1970?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 18th, 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 September 18th, 1970 was probably conceived around the 9th of December, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 18th, 1970 is the 28th of June, 1971. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about September 18th, 1970.

  • 18,478 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,596,499,200 seconds have passed since the September 18th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,862,582,400 times.
  • Since September 18th, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 823,793,587,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 266,083,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 137,298,931 steps. That's about 61,022 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,157,990 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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