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October 14th, 1970.

October 14th, 1970, was a Wednesday. It was day 287 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

51 years and 3 days have passed since October 14th, 1970.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 14th, 1970.

  • United States: I'll Be There - Jackson Five
  • United Kingdom: Band Of Gold - Freda Payne
Play the top hits 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.
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" was at the top of the box office on October 14th, 1970.

Take me back to October 14th, 1970!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 14th, 1970 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. 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 I'll Be There by Jackson Five 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 the movie The Bird with the Crystal Plumage is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Edward Heath is the current Prime Minister. 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 be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In", "Columbo.", "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "McCloud".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Underdog", "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop" and "Sesame Street". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Army men, Motorific (slot car toys) and Clackers.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on October 14th, 1970.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

  • The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    During 1970, the war in Vietnam was still ongoing. By this stage, the conflict had become deeply unpopular with most Americans. Troop numbers in the country started to be reduced, 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • 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 Chancellor Willy Brandt was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1970.

  • 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 Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the hippie counterculture was at its height in popularity. 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.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. 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.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the afro hairstyle was at its peak in popularity. 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.

    Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 51 years and 3 days have passed since October 14th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 14th, 1970, will be 51 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1970 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 24706800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 14th, 1970.

  • September 18th, 1970: Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix is found dead after an overdose on barbiturates.
  • September 19th, 1970: The first Glastonbury Festival is held.
  • September 19th, 1970: Greek student Kostas Georgakis sets himself on fire in Matteotti Square in Genoa, Italy, in a protest against Greek dictator Georgios Papadopoulos.
  • September 21st, 1970: NFL: Monday Night Football is aired for the first time on ABC.
  • September 28th, 1970: Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser dies of a heart attack after 16 years in power.
  • October 3rd, 1970: U.S. President Richard Nixon visits Ireland.
  • October 4th, 1970: Singer-songwriter Janis Joplin is found dead after a suspected heroin overdose.
  • October 5th, 1970: Charles Manson attempts to attack the judge presiding over his trial.
  • October 10th, 1970: Quebec's Deputy Premier Pierre Laporte is kidnapped by the FLQ.
  • This date: October 14th, 1970
  • October 26th, 1970: Elton John releases his single "Your Song".
  • November 9th, 1970: French leader Charles de Gaulle passes away at the age of 79.
  • November 13th, 1970: An estimated 500,000 people are killed when a tropical cyclone hits Bangladesh.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 14th, 1970, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 14th, 1970 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • The Courtship of Eddie's Father - American sitcom starring Bill Bixby as Tom Corbett and Brandon Cruz as Eddie Corbett.
  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
  • Dark Shadows - Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

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.

Kid's TV shows on October 14th, 1970.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1970.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out October 14th, 1976 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 14th.

Eamon de Valera

Irish revolutionary leader. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1882
He turned 88 on this day in 1970.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

US President. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1890
He was not alive on this date.

Roger Moore

English actor. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1927
He turned 43 on this day in 1970.

Cliff Richard

British singer.
Born on October 14th, 1940
He turned 30 on this day in 1970.

Usher

Singer.
Born on October 14th, 1978
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Stacy Keibler

Wrestler.
Born on October 14th, 1979
She was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Rowan Blanchard

Actress.
Born on October 14th, 2001
She was born exactly 31 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on October 14th, 1970.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 14th, 1970.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 14th, 1970 was most likely conceived around the 4th of January, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 14th, 1970 is close to the 24th of July, 1971.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 14th, 1970.

  • A total of 18,631 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,661 weeks have passed.
  • 1,609,718,400 seconds have passed since the October 14th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,878,004,800 times.
  • Since October 14th, 1970, the earth has travelled approximately 830,614,694,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 268,286,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 138,435,782 steps. That's about 61,527 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,316,621 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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