February 1st, 1974, was a Friday. It was day 32 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.
47 years, 8 months and 23 days have passed since February 1st, 1974.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.
What happened on February 1st, 1974?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 1st, 1974.
The movie "The Exorcist" was at the top of the box office on February 1st, 1974.
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The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.
In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
The war in Vietnam was still ongoing at this stage. However, the US military had withdrawn. During this period, North Vietnamese forces continued to win battles and make inroads into the south.
The best NBA players in 1974 were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Havlicek, Rick Barry, Walt Frazier and Gail Goodrich.
In 1974, the best soccer players were Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer, Kazimierz Deyna, Paul Breitner, Johan Neeskens, Grzegorz Lato, Gerd Müller, Robert Gadocha, Billy Bremner and Ralf Edström.
"The Godfather Part II" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1974.
"The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand won a Grammy for 1974's Song of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
Between January, 1973 and 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.
From about 1972 onward, audio cassettes started to become more widespread. Although they lacked the sound quality of vinyl records, they were far more convenient and portable.
Around this period, sales of color TV sets began to surpass sales of the older black-and-white sets. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.
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Notable events that occurred around February 1st, 1974.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
TV show about a bald New York detective.
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.
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.
TV series about a fire department in LA.
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.
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
Variety show starring pop singers Sonny Bono and Cher.
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.
A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.
The Brady Bunch
Sitcom about a large family with six children.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Medical drama television program.
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
Western drama series.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
1974 saw the introduction of cars such as the Volkswagen Golf, the Dodge Ramcharger, the Audi 50, the Volvo 200 Series, the Renault 7 and the Ford Elite.
Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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
The Brady Bunch
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
JOT the Dot
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1974.
Risk board game
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
Uno (card game)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.
Table tennis game.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 1st.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of February.
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on February 1st, 1974.
Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 1st, 1974.
Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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