January 23rd, 1974

January 23rd, 1974, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 23 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.

46 years, 10 months and 4 days have passed since January 23rd, 1974.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 23rd, 1974:

  • Former model and broadway dancer Athalia Ponsell Lindsley is stabbed to death outside of her home in St. Augustine, Florida.

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Tiffani Thiessen: Actress.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 23rd, 1974:

  • United States: You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
  • United Kingdom: Tiger Feet - Mud

Take Me Back!

The date is January 23rd, 1974 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song You're Sixteen by Ringo Starr is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Tiger Feet by Mud is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Because it's 1974, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Carl Douglas, ABBA, Mud, the Steve Miller Band, George McCrae and Terry Jacks.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Here's Lucy", "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "Last of the Summer Wine". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Star Trek: The Animated Series".

Popular toys include the likes of "Clackers", "Weebles", "Uno (card game)" and "Baby Alive (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 January 23rd, 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.

  • 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, 10 months and 4 days have passed since January 23rd, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 23rd, 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 128131200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 23rd, 1974:

  • December 26th, 1973: The Exorcist is released.
  • January 1st, 1974: Soccer: Manchester United legend George Best plays his final game for the club.
  • January 4th, 1974: Serial killer Ted Bundy carries out his first known attack on Karen Sparks in Washington, Oregon.
  • January 13th, 1974: Super Bowl VIII: The Miami Dolphins defeat the Minnesota Vikings 24-7 at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas.
  • January 15th, 1974: Serial killer Dennis Rader (BTK) murders four members of the Otero family in Wichita, Kansas.
  • January 15th, 1974: The first episode of "Happy Days" is aired.
  • January 26th, 1974: Boxers Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier get into a brawl at the ABC studios in New York City.
  • February 1st, 1974: Serial killer Ted Bundy murders Lynda Ann Healy.
  • February 1st, 1974: 177 people are killed when a fire breaks out at the Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • February 4th, 1974: 19-year-old Patty Hearst is kidnapped by a left-wing group called the Symbionese Liberation Army in Berkeley, California.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 23rd, 1974, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 23rd, 1974 falls under the Otter.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

1974 - Kid's TV

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

  • Happy Days
  • 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)
  • Uno (card game)
  • 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 23rd of January:


US President

Who was the US President on January 23rd, 1974?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 23rd, 1974?

  • Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 23rd, 1974 was probably conceived around the 15th of April, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 23rd, 1974 is the 2nd of November, 1974. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Gotcha - Arcade game developed by Atari.
  • Space Race - Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.
  • Pong - Table tennis game.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 23rd, 1974.

  • 17,110 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,478,304,000 seconds have passed since the January 23rd, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,724,688,000 times.
  • Since January 23rd, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 762,804,864,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 246,384,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,134,144 steps. That's about 56,504 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,739,648 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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