The 30th of October, 1974, fell on a Wednesday. Day 303 of 1974. Decade: 1970s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 30th of October, 1974:
Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman at the Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 30th of October, 1974:
United States: You Haven't Done Nothing - Stevie Wonder
United Kingdom: Everything I Own - Ken Boothe
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 30th of October, 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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 30th of October:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
The Rockford Files - TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.
Kolchak: The Night Stalker - A journalist investigates the supernatural.
Little House on the Prairie - TV show that was set in the 1870s.
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 30th of October, 1974.
16,450 days have passed since this date.
1,421,280,000 seconds have passed since the 30th of October, 1974.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,658,160,000 times.
Since the 30th of October, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 733,380,480,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 236,880,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 122,230,080 steps. That's about 54,324 miles!
Since this date, 17,055,360 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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