October 9th, 1970

October 9th, 1970, fell on a Friday. It was day 282 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 6 months and 13 days have passed since October 9th, 1970.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 9th, 1970:

  • United States: Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
  • United Kingdom: Band Of Gold - Freda Payne

Take Me Back!

The date is October 9th, 1970 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Cracklin' Rosie by Neil Diamond 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 "Bonanza", "McCloud", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Odd Couple". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo", "Sesame Street" and "The Clangers".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Ken (doll)", "Easy-Bake Oven", "Battleship (game)" and "Snoopy Astronaut (figure)".


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 9th, 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, 6 months and 13 days have passed since October 9th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 9th, 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 24274800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 9th, 1970:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 9th, 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 9th, 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 people would 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.
  • 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 9th of October:


US President

Who was the US President on October 9th, 1970?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 9th, 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 October 9th, 1970 was probably conceived around the 30th of December, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 9th, 1970 is the 19th of July, 1971. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 9th, 1970.

  • 18,458 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,594,771,200 seconds have passed since the October 9th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,860,566,400 times.
  • Since October 9th, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 822,901,939,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 265,795,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 137,150,323 steps. That's about 60,956 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,137,254 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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