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October 11, 1970

October 11, 1970, was a Sunday. It was 53 years, 7 months, and 18 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 11, 1970:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 11, 1970

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
  • I'll Be There - Jackson 5
  • Candida - Dawn
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
  • All Right Now - Free
Play the top singles 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.
Hello, Dolly!

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Hello, Dolly!" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date occurred 19,589 days ago. Approximately 653 months have passed. It was the 284th day of 1970, in week 41. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on October 11, 1970, are now 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 October 11, 1970

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is October 11, 1970, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. In America, the song "Cracklin' Rosie" by Neil Diamond 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 Hello, Dolly! is at the top of the box office. Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Bonanza", "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In", "Columbo", and "The Main Chance".

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 Charles de Gaulle, Sonny Liston, Coco Chanel, and Igor Stravinsky would all still be alive.

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Banana Splits", and "The Archie Show". Children are playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Army men, Operation, and G.I. Joe Adventure Team.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 11, 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around October 11, 1970.

  • 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.
  • September 18, 1970: Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix is found dead after an overdose on barbiturates.
  • 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: U.S. 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.
  • This date: October 11, 1970
  • October 15, 1970: 35 workers are killed in Melbourne, Australia, after a section of the West Gate Bridge collapses during construction.
  • October 26, 1970: Elton John releases his single "Your Song".
  • October 30, 1970: The Doors singer Jim Morrison is sentenced to six months in prison for indecent exposure and profanity. However, he remains free on a $50,000 bond.
  • November 8, 1970: The first episode of the British comedy series "The Goodies" is aired on TV.
  • November 9, 1970: French leader Charles de Gaulle passes away at the age of 79.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 11, 1970, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 11, 1970 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on October 11, 1970

TV audiences were watching the following shows on October 11, 1970:

TV shows from October 1970.

The Partridge Family
The Partridge Family
The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
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

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in October 1970

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

Toys in 1970

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 October 11, 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 October 11, 1976, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 11.

Fred Trump

Fred Trump

Real-estate developer Deceased
Born on October 11, 1905
He turned 65 on this day in 1970.

Bobby Charlton

Bobby Charlton

Soccer player Deceased
Born on October 11, 1937
He turned 33 on this day in 1970.

Rikishi

Rikishi

Wrestler
Born on October 11, 1965
He turned 5 on this day in 1970.

Luke Perry

Luke Perry

Actor Deceased
Born on October 11, 1966
He turned 4 on this day in 1970.

Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Actress
Born on October 11, 1976
She was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg

Actress
Born on October 11, 1985
She was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Cardi B

Cardi B

Rapper
Born on October 11, 1992
She was born exactly 22 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on October 11, 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 October 11, 1970 was most likely conceived around January 18, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 11, 1970 is close to July 4, 1971.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 11, 1970:

  • 19,589 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,798 weeks have passed.
  • 1,692,489,600 seconds have passed since October 11, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,974,571,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 873,324,633,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 282,081,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 145,554,106 steps. That's roughly 64,691 miles.
  • 20,309,875 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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