October 4th, 1970

October 4th, 1970, fell on a Sunday. It was day 277 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

49 years, 10 months and 8 days have passed since October 4th, 1970.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 4th, 1970:

  • Singer-songwriter Janis Joplin is found dead after a suspected heroin overdose.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 4th, 1970:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is October 4th, 1970 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. 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. 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 "Bonanza", "Columbo.", "Here's Lucy" and "The Flip Wilson Show".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "My Three Sons", "The Banana Splits", "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop" and "Cattanooga Cats". Popular toys include the likes of "Ken (doll)", "Army men", "Suzy Homemaker" and "Lite-Brite".


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 October 4th, 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, 10 months and 8 days have passed since October 4th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 4th, 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 23842800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 4th, 1970:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 4th, 1970, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 4th, 1970 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • The Odd Couple - Starring Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.
  • 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.
  • 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 4th of October:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on October 4th, 1970.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 4th, 1970 was probably conceived around the 25th of December, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 4th, 1970 is the 14th of July, 1971. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 4th, 1970.

  • 18,210 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,573,344,000 seconds have passed since the October 4th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,835,568,000 times.
  • Since October 4th, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 811,845,504,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 262,224,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 135,307,584 steps. That's about 60,137 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,880,128 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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