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December 1, 1970

December 1, 1970, was a Tuesday. It was 53 years, 5 months, and 28 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Birthdays

Born on December 1, 1970

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 1, 1970:

  • United States: "I Think I Love You" by Partridge Family
  • United Kingdom: "I Hear You Knocking" by Dave Edmunds

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 1, 1970

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

  • I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family Starring Shirley Jones Featuring David Cassidy
  • The Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  • I'll Be There - Jackson 5
  • We've Only Just Begun - Carpenters
  • Fire And Rain - James Taylor
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.
Lovers and Other Strangers

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Lovers and Other Strangers" was at the top of the box office on December 1, 1970.

Facts

This date occurred 19,538 days ago. Approximately 651 months have passed. It was the 335th day of 1970, in week 49. The decade was the seventies. There were only 30 days left in the year. People who were born on December 1, 1970, are now 53 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 217 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to December 1, 1970

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is December 1, 1970, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1970 has begun.

In America, the song "I Think I Love You" by Partridge Family is at the top of the singles charts, while "I Hear You Knocking" by Dave Edmunds is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Lovers and Other Strangers 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "McCloud", and "The Odd Couple". 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 Sonny Liston, Coco Chanel, Igor Stravinsky, and Jim Morrison would all still be alive. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The New Adventures of Superman", "H.R. Pufnstuf", "Cattanooga Cats", and "Sesame Street". Children are playing with toys such as Twister mat, Battleship (game), Snoopy Astronaut (figure), and G.I. Joe Adventure Team.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 1, 1970.

  • Christmas 1970 has begun.

    Christmas 1970 has begun

    The Christmas holiday season of 1970 had just begun. Retailers were starting to play festive music, and decorations were beginning to spring up.
  • 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 December 1, 1970.

  • 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.
  • November 13, 1970: An estimated 500,000 people are killed when a tropical cyclone hits Bangladesh.
  • November 14, 1970:
    • 75 people are killed when Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes near Huntington, West Virginia.
    • The Osmonds release their song "One Bad Apple".
  • November 17, 1970: United States Army officer William Calley goes on trial for his role in the Mỹ Lai massacre.
  • November 23, 1970: The song "My Sweet Lord" is released by George Harrison.
  • November 27, 1970: Benjamin Mendoza attempts to assassinate Pope Paul VI.
  • This date: December 1, 1970
  • December 2, 1970: The US Environmental Protection Agency begins operating.
  • December 13, 1970: The stop-motion TV special "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" is aired on ABC.
  • December 23, 1970: The North Tower of the World Trade Center is topped, making it the tallest building in the world.
  • December 24, 1970: Disney releases the animated film "The Aristocats".
  • December 30, 1970: Former boxer Sonny Liston dies from a suspected heroin overdose at the age of 38.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 1, 1970, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 1, 1970 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in December 1970

Television shows that people were watching in December 1970:

TV shows from December 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 December 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 December 1, 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 December 1, 1976, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 1.

Woody Allen

Woody Allen

Actor
Born on December 1, 1935
He turned 35 on this day in 1970.

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor

Comedian Deceased
Born on December 1, 1940
He turned 30 on this day in 1970.

Bette Midler

Bette Midler

Singer
Born on December 1, 1945
She turned 25 on this day in 1970.

Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar

Colombian drug lord Deceased
Born on December 1, 1949
He turned 21 on this day in 1970.

Philip DeFranco

Philip DeFranco

Youtuber
Born on December 1, 1985
He was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Natasha O'Keeffe

Natasha O'Keeffe

Actress
Born on December 1, 1986
She was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Andrew Tate

Andrew Tate

Internet personality
Born on December 1, 1986
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz

Actress
Born on December 1, 1988
She was born exactly 18 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on December 1, 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 December 1, 1970 was most likely conceived around March 10, 1970.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 1, 1970 is close to August 24, 1971.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 1, 1970:

  • 19,538 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,791 weeks have passed.
  • 1,688,083,200 seconds have passed since December 1, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,969,430,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 871,050,931,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 281,347,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 145,175,155 steps. That's roughly 64,522 miles.
  • 20,256,998 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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