The 4th of October, 1970, fell on a Sunday. Day 277 of 1970. Decade: 1970s.
49 years, 3 months and 22 days have passed since the 4th of October, 1970.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 4th of October, 1970:
Singer-songwriter Janis Joplin is found dead after a suspected heroin overdose.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 4th of October, 1970:
United States: Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
United Kingdom: Band Of Gold - Freda Payne
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 the 4th of October, 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.
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.
West Germany Chancellor Willy Brandt was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1970.
"Patton" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 4th of October:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 4th of October, 1970.
18,011 days have passed since this date.
1,556,154,000 seconds have passed since the 4th of October, 1970.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,815,513,000 times.
Since the 4th of October, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 802,975,464,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 259,359,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 133,829,244 steps. That's about 59,480 miles!
Since this date, 18,673,848 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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