2nd of April, 1974

The 2nd of April, 1974, fell on a Tuesday. Day 92 of 1974. Decade: 1970s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 2nd of April, 1974:

  • French president Georges Pompidou dies of cancer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 2nd of April, 1974:

  • United States: Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
  • United Kingdom: Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks

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 the 2nd of April, 1974.

  • 1973-74 stock market crash.

    Between the 11th of January, 1973 and the 6th of December, 1974, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost over 45% of its value. The U.K. stock market fared even worse, with the FT 30 losing over 70% of its value.

  • 1974 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1974 were dominated by Barbra Streisand, Elton John, The Jackson 5, The Steve Miller Band, Terry Jacks, Ray Stevens, The Stylistics, Dionne Warwick and The Spinners.

  • King Faisal.

    The King of Saudi Arabia, King Faisal, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1974. This was in acknowledgment of his role in the oil crisis of 1973 - 1974.

  • 1974 in movies.

    Movies released in 1974 included Blazing Saddles, The Towering Inferno, The Trial of Billy Jack, Young Frankenstein, Earthquake, The Godfather Part II, Airport 1975, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, The Longest Yard, Foxy Brown, Murder on the Orient Express and Benji.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of April:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 45 years, 7 months and 21 days have passed since the 2nd of April, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 2nd of April, 1974, will be 45 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 134089200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 2nd of April, 1974:

  • 3rd of March, 1974: 346 people are killed when Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes northeast of Paris, France.
  • 18th of March, 1974: OPEC nations end a 5-month-long embargo against Europe, Japan and the United States.
  • 29th of March, 1974: The Volkswagen Golf is launched in Germany.
  • 3rd of April, 1974: Super Outbreak: 319 people are killed when a violent tornado outbreak occurs in central parts of the United States.
  • 6th of April, 1974: ABBA win the Eurovision Song Contest with their song Waterloo.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 2nd of April, 1974, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 2nd of April, 1974 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 2nd of April, 1974.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 2nd of April, 1974 was probably conceived around the 23rd of June, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 2nd of April, 1974 is the 10th of January, 1975. (Rough Estimate).

2nd of April

Events that have occurred on the 2nd of April:

  • 2nd of April, 1982: The Falklands War begins.
  • 2nd of April, 2005: Pope John Paul II passes away.
  • 2nd of April, 2015: A mass shooting at the Garissa University College in Kenya results in 148 deaths.
  • 2nd of April, 1989: WrestleMania V: Hulk Hogan defeats "Macho Man" Randy Savage at the Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • 2nd of April, 1995: WrestleMania XI: Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 2nd of April, 2000: WrestleMania 2000: Triple H retains his title after winning in a four-way elimination match against The Rock, The Big Show and Mick Foley.
  • 2nd of April, 2004: Hellboy (2004) is released.
  • 2nd of April, 2006: WrestleMania 22: John Cena defeats Triple H at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
  • 2nd of April, 2009: The TV show "ER" comes to an end after nearly fifteen years.
  • 2nd of April, 2010: Clash of the Titans (2010) is released in cinemas.
  • 2nd of April, 2010: Wrestler Chris Kanyon commits suicide.
  • 2nd of April, 2018: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announce that they are separating.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Good Times - American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
  • Happy Days - TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Kojak - TV show about a bald New York detective.
  • Barnaby Jones - Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.
  • Last of the Summer Wine - British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
  • M*A*S*H - TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
  • Maude - Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.
  • Emergency! - TV series about a fire department in LA.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 2nd of April, 1974.

  • 16,669 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,440,205,200 seconds have passed since the 2nd of April, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,680,239,400 times.
  • Since the 2nd of April, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 743,145,883,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 240,034,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 123,857,647 steps. That's about 55,048 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,282,462 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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