1st of February, 1974

The 1st of February, 1974, fell on a Friday. Day 32 of 1974. Decade: 1970s.

46 years, 2 months and 1 days have passed since the 1st of February, 1974.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 1st of February, 1974:

  • 177 people are killed when a fire breaks out at the Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 1st of February, 1974:

  • United States: The Way We Were - Barbra Sreisand
  • United Kingdom: Tiger Feet - Mud

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 1st of February, 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, 2 months and 1 days have passed since the 1st of February, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 1st of February, 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 128908800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 1st of February, 1974:

  • 4th of January, 1974: Serial killer Ted Bundy murders Karen Sparks in Washington, Oregon.
  • 13th of January, 1974: Super Bowl VIII: The Miami Dolphins defeat the Minnesota Vikings 24-7 at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas.
  • 15th of January, 1974: Serial killer Dennis Rader (BTK) murders four members of the Otero family in Wichita, Kansas.
  • 15th of January, 1974: The first episode of "Happy Days" is aired.
  • 23rd of January, 1974: Former model and broadway dancer Athalia Ponsell Lindsley is stabbed to death outside of her home in St. Augustine, Florida.
  • 4th of February, 1974: 19-year-old Patty Hearst is kidnapped by a left-wing group called the Symbionese Liberation Army in Berkeley, California.
  • 3rd of March, 1974: 346 people are killed when Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes northeast of Paris, France.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 1st of February, 1974, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 1st of February, 1974 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

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:

  • Connect Four
  • 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 1st of February:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of February:

  • The Memorial Day of the Republic (Hungary)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 1st of February, 1974.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 1st of February, 1974 was probably conceived around the 24th of April, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 1st of February, 1974 is the 11th of November, 1974. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

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

  • Pong - Table tennis game.

1st of February

Events that have occurred on the 1st of February:

  • 1st of February, 1979: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years of exile.
  • 1st of February, 1979: Patty Hearst is released from prison.
  • 1st of February, 1991: An air crash at Los Angeles International Airport kills 34 people.
  • 1st of February, 1995: Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards goes missing from a hotel in Bayswater, London.
  • 1st of February, 2002: Kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is murdered in Karachi, Pakistan.
  • 1st of February, 2003: The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster occurs. All seven crew members are killed
  • 1st of February, 1958: The United Arab Republic is formed after Egypt and Syria unite.
  • 1st of February, 1994: Green Day release their album "Dookie".
  • 1st of February, 2004: Super Bowl XXXVIII: The New England Patriots defeat the Carolina Panthers by 32-29 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
  • 1st of February, 2004: Janet Jackon's "wardrobe malfunction" occurs during her halftime performance with Justin Timberlake at Super Bowl XXXVIII.
  • 1st of February, 2009: Super Bowl XLIII: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Arizona Cardinals by 27-23 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
  • 1st of February, 2009: Bruce Springsteen performs at the halftime show of Super Bowl XLIII.
  • 1st of February, 2012: TV host Don Cornelius commits suicide after suffering from seizures and the onset of dementia.
  • 1st of February, 2013: Season One of House of Cards is released on Netflix.
  • 1st of February, 2015: Super Bowl XLIX occurs at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona: The New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks and Katy Perry performs at the halftime show.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 1st of February, 1974.

  • 16,863 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,456,959,600 seconds have passed since the 1st of February, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,699,786,200 times.
  • Since the 1st of February, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 751,791,153,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 242,826,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 125,298,526 steps. That's about 55,688 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,483,515 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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