12th of August, 1974

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 12th of August, 1974, fell on a Monday.
  • Decade: 1970s.
  • 44 years, 2 months and 6 days have passed since the 12th of August, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1974.
  • Day 224 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 12th of August, 1974 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 12th of August, 1974, will be 44 years of age.
  • American Format: 08-12-1974 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1974-08-12. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19740812" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 145494000.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 12th of August, 1974:

  • United States: The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
  • United Kingdom: When Will I See You Again - Three Degrees

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 12th of August, 1974.

  • Watergate Scandal

    Richard Nixon resigns from his position as the President of the United States after it becomes clear that his impeachment is a near-certainty. Gerald Ford takes his place.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on the 12th of August, 1974.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 12th of August, 1974 was probably conceived around the 2nd of November, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 12th of August, 1974 is the 22nd of May, 1975. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 12th of August:

  • 12th of August, 1966: Massacre of Braybrook Street: Harry Roberts, John Duddy and Jack Witney kill 3 policemen in London, England.
  • 12th of August, 1969: Battle of the Bogside: Riots break out in Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • 12th of August, 1982: A debt crisis begins in Latin America when Mexico announces that it is unable to pay its foreign debt.
  • 12th of August, 1985: Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes, killing 520 people.
  • 12th of August, 1988: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) is released in cinemas.

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of August:

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 12th of August, 1974. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of August, 1974.

  • 16,136 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,394,150,400 seconds have passed since the 12th of August, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,626,508,800 times.
  • Since the 12th of August, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 719,381,606,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 232,358,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 119,896,934 steps. That's about 53,288 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,729,805 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Monday" in other languages is:

  • German: Montag.
  • French: Lundi.
  • Italian: Lunedi.
  • Spanish: Lunes.
  • Portuguese: Segunda-feira.

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