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September 18, 1970

September 18, 1970, was a Friday. It was 53 years, 8 months, and 28 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on September 18, 1970:

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

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 18, 1970:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 18, 1970

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • War - Edwin Starr
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
  • In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
  • 25 Or 6 To 4 - Chicago
  • Lookin' Out My Back Door/Long As I Can See The Light - Creedence Clearwater Revival
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.
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Top movie

The movie "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 19,630 days ago. Approximately 654 months have passed. It was the 261st day of 1970, in week 38. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 53 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 218 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to September 18, 1970

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Friday, September 18, 1970. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Diana Ross is at the top of the singles charts, while "Band Of Gold" by Freda Payne is the number-one song in the UK.

Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie On a Clear Day You Can See Forever 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 Janis Joplin, Charles de Gaulle, Sonny Liston, and Coco Chanel would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Columbo", "Adam-12", and "The Main Chance".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Adventures of Gulliver", "The Clangers", and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch". Popular toys at the moment include Ken (doll), the Easy-Bake Oven, Clackers, and Snoopy Astronaut (figure).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 18, 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 September 18, 1970.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 18, 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.
  • This date: September 18, 1970
  • 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.
  • September 20, 1970: The Doors singer Jim Morrison is convicted of indecent exposure and profanity for dropping his pants at a concert in Miami in March of 1970.
  • September 21, 1970: NFL: Monday Night Football is aired for the first time on ABC.
  • September 25, 1970: The first episode of the musical sitcom "The Partridge Family" is aired on ABC.
  • September 28, 1970: Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser dies of a heart attack after 16 years in power.
  • October 3, 1970: US President Richard Nixon visits Ireland.
  • October 4, 1970: Singer-songwriter Janis Joplin is found dead after a suspected heroin overdose.
  • October 5, 1970: Charles Manson attempts to attack the judge presiding over his trial.
  • October 10, 1970: Quebec's Deputy Premier Pierre Laporte is kidnapped by the FLQ.
  • October 15, 1970: 35 workers are killed in Melbourne, Australia, after a section of the West Gate Bridge collapses during construction.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 18, 1970, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 18, 1970 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on September 18, 1970

People in September 1970 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from September 1970.

The Flip Wilson Show
The Flip Wilson Show
McCloud
McCloud
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

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 September 18, 1970

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

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Groovie Goolies
Groovie Goolies
Josie and the Pussycats
Josie and the Pussycats

Harlem Globetrotters
Harlem Globetrotters
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
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 September 18, 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 September 18, 1976, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 18.

Gerry Bamman

Gerry Bamman

Actor
Born on September 18, 1941
He turned 29 on this day in 1970.

John McAfee

John McAfee

Computer programmer Deceased
Born on September 18, 1945
He turned 25 on this day in 1970.

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini

Actor Deceased
Born on September 18, 1961
He turned 9 on this day in 1970.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

Actress
Born on September 18, 1971
She was born exactly one year after this date.

Xzibit

Xzibit

Rapper / Television host
Born on September 18, 1974
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Ronaldo

Ronaldo

Brazilian soccer player
Born on September 18, 1976
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic

Soccer player
Born on September 18, 1998
He was born exactly 28 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on September 18, 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 September 18, 1970 was most likely conceived around December 26, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 18, 1970 is close to June 11, 1971.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about September 18, 1970:

  • 19,630 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,804 weeks have passed.
  • 1,696,032,000 seconds have passed since September 18, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,978,704,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 875,152,512,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 282,672,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 145,858,752 steps. That's roughly 64,826 miles.
  • 20,352,384 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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