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April 28th, 1974.

April 28th, 1974, was a Sunday. It was day 118 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years, 4 months and 21 days have passed since April 28th, 1974.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Born on April 28th, 1974.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 28th, 1974.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Sting" was at the top of the box office on April 28th, 1974.

Take me back to April 28th, 1974!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 28th, 1974 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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 the movie The Sting is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Oskar Schindler and Eamon de Valera would be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "The Flip Wilson Show", "Emergency!" and "Kojak".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sesame Street", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "The Adventures of Black Beauty" and "Happy Days". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Weebles, Kenner SSP Racers, Shrinky Dinks and Connect Four.

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 28th, 1974.

  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates.

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    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 Vietnam War is in its final stages.

    The Vietnam War is in its final stages.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1974?

    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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • The Godfather Part II.

    The Godfather Part II.

    "The Godfather Part II" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1974.

  • Barbra Streisand - "The Way We Were"

    Barbra Streisand - "The Way We Were"

    "The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand won a Grammy for 1974's Song of the Year.

  • 1974 in movies.

    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.

  • King Faisal.

    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 music.

    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.

  • 1973-74 stock market crash.

    1973-74 stock market crash.

    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.

  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    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.

  • Color TV surpasses black-and-white.

    Color TV surpasses black-and-white.

    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.

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 47 years, 4 months and 21 days have passed since April 28th, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 28th, 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 136335600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 28th, 1974.

  • 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.
  • April 27th, 1974: Soccer: Don Revie has his final game as the manager of Leeds United.
  • This date: April 28th, 1974
  • 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 28th, 1974, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 28th, 1974 falls under the Beaver.
  • 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.
  • The Waltons - TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • McCloud - A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.

Kid's TV shows on April 28th, 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
  • Risk board game
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • 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

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.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1974.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out April 28th, 1980 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 28th.

James Monroe

US President. Deceased
Born on April 28th, 1758
He was not alive on this date.

Oskar Schindler

Historical figure. Deceased
Born on April 28th, 1908
He turned 66 on this day in 1974.

Saddam Hussein

Iraqi President. Deceased
Born on April 28th, 1937
He turned 37 on this day in 1974.

Jay Leno

Television host.
Born on April 28th, 1950
He turned 24 on this day in 1974.

Jessica Alba

American actress.
Born on April 28th, 1981
She was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Nikki Grahame

English TV personality. Deceased
Born on April 28th, 1982
She was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Juan Mata

Spanish soccer player.
Born on April 28th, 1988
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Boxxy

Internet celebrity.
Born on April 28th, 1992
She was born exactly 18 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on April 28th, 1974.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 28th, 1974.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 28th, 1974 was most likely conceived around the 19th of July, 1973.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 28th, 1974 is close to the 5th of February, 1975.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 28th, 1974.

  • A total of 17,311 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,473 weeks have passed.
  • 1,495,670,400 seconds have passed since the April 28th, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,744,948,800 times.
  • Since April 28th, 1974, the earth has travelled approximately 771,765,926,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 249,278,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 128,627,654 steps. That's about 57,168 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,948,045 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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