April 2nd, 1974, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 92 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.
46 years, 4 months and 8 days have passed since April 2nd, 1974.
On This Date
Events that occurred on April 2nd, 1974:
French president Georges Pompidou dies of cancer.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 2nd, 1974:
United States: Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
United Kingdom: Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
Take Me Back!
The date is April 2nd, 1974 and it's a Tuesday. The summer of 1974 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song Hooked On A Feeling by Blue Swede is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States. 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 "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "Emergency!", "M*A*S*H" and "Kojak". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Brady Bunch" and "Happy Days".
Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Clackers", "Weebles" 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 April 2nd, 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.
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 and information about this date:
46 years, 4 months and 8 days have passed since April 2nd, 1974.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1974.
Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on April 2nd, 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 134089200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around April 2nd, 1974:
March 3rd, 1974: 346 people are killed when Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes northeast of Paris, France.
April 3rd, 1974: Super Outbreak: 319 people are killed when a violent tornado outbreak occurs in central parts of the United States.
April 6th, 1974: ABBA win the Eurovision Song Contest with their song Waterloo.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 2nd, 1974, will have the star sign Aries.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
Native American Zodiac: April 2nd, 1974 falls under the Falcon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
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:
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of April:
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on April 2nd, 1974.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on April 2nd, 1974 was probably conceived around the 23rd of June, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 2nd, 1974 is the 10th of January, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about April 2nd, 1974.
16,932 days have passed since this date.
1,462,924,800 seconds have passed since the April 2nd, 1974.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,706,745,600 times.
Since April 2nd, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 754,869,196,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 243,820,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 125,811,533 steps. That's about 55,916 miles!
Since this date, 17,555,098 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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