4th of January, 1974

The 4th of January, 1974, fell on a Friday. Day 4 of 1974. Decade: 1970s.

46 years, 4 months and 19 days have passed since the 4th of January, 1974.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 4th of January, 1974:

  • Serial killer Ted Bundy murders Karen Sparks in Washington, Oregon.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 4th of January, 1974:

  • United States: Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce
  • United Kingdom: Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade

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 4th of January, 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.

  • The Exorcist.

    Horror movie "The Exorcist" was being shown in movie theaters at the time.

  • 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.

  • Barbra Streisand - "The Way We Were"

    "The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand would go on to win a Grammy for 1974's Song of the Year.

  • The Godfather Part II

    "The Godfather Part II" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1974.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 46 years, 4 months and 19 days have passed since the 4th of January, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 4th of January, 1974, will be 46 years of age.
  • People born in 1974 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 126489600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 4th of January, 1974:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 4th of January, 1974, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 4th of January, 1974 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

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

  • 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.
  • Upstairs, Downstairs - British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
  • McMillan & Wife - TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.
  • All in the Family - American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.
  • 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.

1974 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1974.

"Star Trek: The Animated Series" - "The Adventures of Black Beauty" - "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" - "All in the Family" - "Sesame Street" - "The Brady Bunch" - "The Pink Panther Show" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "JOT the Dot" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "Captain Kangaroo"


1974 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1974:

  • Magna Doodle
  • Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Kenner SSP Racers
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Weebles
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Nerf Balls
  • Frisbee
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Clackers
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 4th of January:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 4th of January, 1974.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 4th of January, 1974 was probably conceived around the 27th of March, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 4th of January, 1974 is the 14th of October, 1974. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Pong - Table tennis game.

4th of January

Events that have occurred on the 4th of January:


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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 4th of January, 1974.

  • 16,942 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,463,785,200 seconds have passed since the 4th of January, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,707,749,400 times.
  • Since the 4th of January, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 755,313,163,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 243,964,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 125,885,527 steps. That's about 55,949 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,565,422 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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