December 23rd, 1970

December 23rd, 1970, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 357 of 1970. The decade was the 1970s.

49 years, 6 months and 19 days have passed since December 23rd, 1970.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 23rd, 1970:

  • The North Tower of the World Trade Center is topped, making it the tallest building in the world.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 23rd, 1970:

  • United States: My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
  • United Kingdom: I Hear You Knocking - Dave Edmunds

Take Me Back!

The date is December 23rd, 1970 and it's a Wednesday. Christmas Day of 1970 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers. In America, the song My Sweet Lord by George Harrison 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. 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", "Gunsmoke", "Columbo." and "Marcus Welby, M.D.". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "JOT the Dot", "Cattanooga Cats" and "The Clangers".

Popular toys include the likes of "Ken (doll)", "Battleship (game)", "Clackers" and "Crissy (doll)".


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 23rd, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 49 years, 6 months and 19 days have passed since December 23rd, 1970.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1970.
  • Leap Year: 1970 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 23rd, 1970, will be 49 years of age.
  • People born in 1970 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 30754800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 23rd, 1970:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 23rd, 1970, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1970 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 23rd, 1970 falls under the Goose.
  • 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
  • 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 23rd of December:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on December 23rd, 1970.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 23rd, 1970 was probably conceived around the 15th of March, 1970. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 23rd, 1970 is the 2nd of October, 1971. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 23rd, 1970.

  • 18,098 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,563,667,200 seconds have passed since the December 23rd, 1970.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,824,278,400 times.
  • Since December 23rd, 1970, earth has travelled approximately 806,852,275,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 260,611,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 134,475,379 steps. That's about 59,767 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,764,006 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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