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April 17th, 1974.

April 17th, 1974, was a Wednesday. It was day 107 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years and 22 days have passed since April 17th, 1974.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Born on April 17th, 1974.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Victoria Beckham: Spice Girls.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 17th, 1974.

  • United States: TSOP - MFSB
  • United Kingdom: Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks

Take me back to April 17th, 1974!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 17th, 1974 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1974 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song TSOP by MFSB 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 and Harold Wilson 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. In fashion, the hippie look from the 1960s and early 1970s has disappeared. The disco look is beginning to take off. Women are wearing t-shirts, khaki pants, mood rings, kimonos and flare jumpsuits. Meanwhile, men are wearing velvet sports coats, slogan t-shirts, flannel, frilly shirts, jeans and khaki chinos. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "McCloud", "All in the Family", "M*A*S*H" 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 "Captain Kangaroo", "The Pink Panther Show", "The Brady Bunch" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Battleship (game), Weebles, Kenner SSP Racers and Magna Doodle.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 17th, 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.

  • 47 years and 22 days have passed since April 17th, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 17th, 1974, will be 47 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1974 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 135385200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 17th, 1974.

  • 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 20th, 1974: A kidnap attempt is made on Princess Anne in London.
  • March 29th, 1974: The Volkswagen Golf is launched in Germany.
  • April 2nd, 1974: French president Georges Pompidou dies of cancer.
  • April 3rd, 1974: Super Outbreak: 319 people are killed when a violent tornado outbreak occurs in central parts of the United States.
  • April 3rd, 1974: Kidnap victim Patty Hearst announces via audiotape that she has joined the Symbionese Liberation Army.
  • April 6th, 1974: ABBA win the Eurovision Song Contest with their song Waterloo.
  • April 15th, 1974: Kidnap victim Patty Hearst is captured on CCTV taking part in a bank robbery with the Symbionese Liberation Army in San Francisco.
  • This date: April 17th, 1974
  • April 27th, 1974: Soccer: Don Revie has his final game as the manager of Leeds United.
  • May 4th, 1974: FA Cup Final 1974: Liverpool defeat Newcastle United 3-0.
  • May 12th, 1974: The Boston Celtics win the 1974 NBA Finals after they defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 4-3.
  • May 17th, 1974: Football: Bayern Munich win the European Cup after defeating Atletico Madrid 4-0.
  • May 17th, 1974: 33 people are killed when the UVF detonate four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan in Ireland.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 17th, 1974, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 17th, 1974 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on April 17th, 1974.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1974.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 17th of April.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on April 17th, 1974.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 17th, 1974.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 17th, 1974 was most likely conceived around the 8th of July, 1973.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 17th, 1974 is close to the 25th of January, 1975.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 17th, 1974.

  • A total of 17,189 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,455 weeks have passed.
  • 1,485,129,600 seconds have passed since the April 17th, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,732,651,200 times.
  • Since April 17th, 1974, the earth has travelled approximately 766,326,873,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,521,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,721,146 steps. That's about 56,765 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,821,555 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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