December 16th, 1970

December 16th, 1970, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 350 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

50 years, 2 months and 16 days have passed since December 16th, 1970.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 16th, 1970:

  • United States: Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & Miracles
  • United Kingdom: I Hear You Knocking - Dave Edmunds

Take Me Back!

The date is December 16th, 1970 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1970 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio.

In America, the song Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson & Miracles is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds 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. The romantic drama film "Love Story" is currently being shown in movie theaters. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Columbo.", "The Flip Wilson Show" and "The Odd Couple".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Spider-Man", "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 "Etch A Sketch", "Ken (doll)", "Nerf Balls" and "G.I. Joe Adventure Team".


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 December 16th, 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, 2 months and 16 days have passed since December 16th, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 16th, 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 30150000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 16th, 1970:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 16th, 1970, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 16th, 1970 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

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
  • 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
  • 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 and historical figures that were born on the 16th of December:


US President

Who was the US President on December 16th, 1970?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 16th, 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 December 16th, 1970 was probably conceived around the 8th of March, 1970. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 16th, 1970 is the 25th of September, 1971. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 16th, 1970.

  • 18,338 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,584,406,800 seconds have passed since the December 16th, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,848,474,600 times.
  • Since December 16th, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 817,553,908,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 264,067,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 136,258,985 steps. That's about 60,560 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,012,882 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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