March 3rd, 1974

March 3rd, 1974, fell on a Sunday. It was day 62 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.

Exactly 47 years have passed since March 3rd, 1974.


On This Date

Events that occurred on March 3rd, 1974:

  • 346 people are killed when Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes northeast of Paris, France.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 3rd, 1974:

  • United States: Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
  • United Kingdom: Devil Gate Drive - Suzi Quatro

Take Me Back!

The date is March 3rd, 1974 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Spring has started to creep in and the evenings are beginning to get longer. In America, the song Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Devil Gate Drive by Suzi Quatro 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 "What's My Line?", "Columbo.", "The Flip Wilson Show" and "Happy Days".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "JOT the Dot", "Sesame Street", "The Adventures of Black Beauty" and "Happy Days". Popular toys include the likes of "Battleship (game)", "Frisbee", "Weebles" and "Kenner SSP Racers".


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 March 3rd, 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1974?

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1974?

    The best NBA players in 1974 were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Havlicek, Rick Barry, Walt Frazier and Gail Goodrich.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • Exactly 47 years have passed since March 3rd, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 09 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 3rd, 1974, will be 47 years of age.
  • People born in 1974 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 131500800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around March 3rd, 1974:

  • 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.
  • This date: March 3rd, 1974
  • March 8th, 1974: The final episode of The Brady Bunch is aired.
  • March 12th, 1974: Serial killer Ted Bundy abducts and murders 19-year-old Donna Gail Manson in Oregon.
  • March 18th, 1974: The sitcom "Here's Lucy" is cancelled.
  • March 18th, 1974: OPEC nations end a 5-month-long embargo against Europe, Japan and the United States.
  • March 29th, 1974: The Volkswagen Golf is launched in Germany.
  • April 2nd, 1974: French president Georges Pompidou dies of cancer.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 3rd, 1974, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: March 3rd, 1974 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

Television Shows

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

1974 - Kid's TV

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

  • Bagpuss
  • 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)
  • 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

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 3rd of March:


US President

Who was the US President on March 3rd, 1974?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 3rd, 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 March 3rd, 1974 was probably conceived around the 24th of May, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 3rd, 1974 is the 11th of December, 1974. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about March 3rd, 1974.

  • 17,167 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,483,228,800 seconds have passed since the March 3rd, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,730,433,600 times.
  • Since March 3rd, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 765,346,060,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,204,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,557,677 steps. That's about 56,692 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,798,746 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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