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June 11, 1974

June 11, 1974, was a Tuesday. It was 50 years and 7 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on June 11, 1974?

  • Serial killer Ted Bundy abducts Georgann Hawkins from an alley behind her sorority house in Seattle.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on June 11, 1974:

  • United States: "Billy Don't Be A Hero" by Bo Donaldson & Heywoods
  • United Kingdom: "The Streak" by Ray Stevens

The Billboard Hot 100 on June 11, 1974

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Band On The Run - Paul McCartney And Wings
  • The Streak - Ray Stevens
  • You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
  • Dancing Machine - Jackson 5
  • Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
Play the top singles from 1974
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1974. Take a trip back to the days of Dolly Parton, Barry White, ABBA, Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
The Sting

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Sting" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date occurred 18,270 days ago. Approximately 609 months have passed. It was the 162nd day of 1974, in week 24. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on June 11, 1974, are now 50 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 203 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to June 11, 1974

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is June 11, 1974, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 1974 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September.

In America, the song "Billy Don't Be A Hero" by Bo Donaldson & Heywoods is at the top of the singles charts, while "The Streak" by Ray Stevens is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie The Sting is at the top of the box office. Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Flip Wilson Show", "The Two Ronnies", "Barnaby Jones", and "Good Times". 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. People are playing video games such as "Pong", "Space Race", and "Gotcha". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Brady Bunch", "Sesame Street", "Speed Buggy", and "The Addams Family".

Children are playing with toys such as Clackers, Uno (card game), Kenner SSP Racers, and Magna Doodle.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 11, 1974.

  • The Watergate tapes.

    The Watergate tapes

    On April 30th, 1974, transcripts of the Nixon tapes were released to the House Judiciary Committee. However, on July 24th, the Supreme Court ruled that the president must hand over the actual recordings.
  • Girls are going missing in the Seattle area.

    Girls are going missing in the Seattle area

    Young women were beginning to disappear from Seattle and the wider Washington State area. At the time, Ted Bundy was still an unknown name, and none of the bodies had been found yet. However, people were aware that something terrible was going on. Between February and July 1974, eight women vanished from the area.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.
  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the second half of the 1970s.
  • The Godfather Part II.

    The Godfather Part II

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

    Disco music

    Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. Nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
  • King Faisal.

    King Faisal

    The King of Saudi Arabia, King Faisal, was named Time Person of the Year in 1974 due to his role in the 1973–74 oil crisis.
  • 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.
  • The Vietnam War is in its final stages.

    The Vietnam War is in its final stages

    The war in Vietnam was still ongoing. However, the US military had withdrawn. Meanwhile, North Vietnamese forces continued to win battles and make inroads into the south.
  • 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 UK stock market fared even worse, with the FT 30 dropping by over 70%.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming popular

    Audio cassettes started becoming widespread from about 1972 onward. 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

    Sales of color TV sets were beginning to surpass sales of the older black-and-white models. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around June 11, 1974.

  • May 12, 1974: The Boston Celtics win the 1974 NBA Finals after they defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 4-3.
  • May 17, 1974:
    • Football: Bayern Munich win the European Cup after defeating Atletico Madrid 4-0.
    • 33 people are killed when the UVF detonate four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan in Ireland.
  • June 1, 1974: Ted Bundy abducts 22-year-old Brenda Carol Ball from the Flame Tavern in Burien, Washington.
  • This date: June 11, 1974
  • June 13, 1974: The 1974 FIFA World Cup begins in West Germany.
  • June 20, 1974: The mystery film "Chinatown" is released.
  • July 7, 1974: West Germany win the 1974 FIFA World Cup after beating the Netherlands 2-1.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 11, 1974, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 11, 1974 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on June 11, 1974

TV audiences were watching the following shows on June 11, 1974:

TV shows from June 1974.

Good Times
Good Times
Happy Days
Happy Days
Kojak
Kojak
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
The Waltons
The Waltons
Maude
Maude
The Rookies
The Rookies
Emergency!
Emergency!

Cars in 1974

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.

Cars in 1974.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in June 1974

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Bagpuss
Bagpuss
Happy Days
Happy Days
The Addams Family
The Addams Family

Super Friends
Super Friends
Bailey's Comets
Bailey's Comets
Inch High, Private Eye
Inch High, Private Eye
Speed Buggy
Speed Buggy
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!
The Adventures of Black Beauty
The Adventures of Black Beauty
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Toys

Toys in 1974

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Connect Four
Connect Four
Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle
Risk board game
Risk board game
Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Baby Alive (doll)
Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox Odyssey
Kenner SSP Racers
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)
Uno (card game)
Uno (card game)
Weebles
Weebles
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in June 1974.

Gotcha 1973
Gotcha
Space Race 1973
Space Race
Pong 1972
Pong

Were you born on June 11, 1974?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out June 11, 1980, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 11.

Henry Hill

Henry Hill

Mobster / FBI informant Deceased
Born on June 11, 1943
He turned 31 on this day in 1974.

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Actor
Born on June 11, 1959
He turned 15 on this day in 1974.

Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage

Actor
Born on June 11, 1969
He turned 5 on this day in 1974.

Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn

Jackass member Deceased
Born on June 11, 1977
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson

Actor
Born on June 11, 1978
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf

Actor
Born on June 11, 1986
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on June 11, 1974.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 11, 1974 was most likely conceived around September 18, 1973.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 11, 1974 is close to March 4, 1975.

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Stats for June 11, 1974

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about June 11, 1974:

  • 18,270 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,610 weeks have passed.
  • 1,578,528,000 seconds have passed since June 11, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,841,616,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 814,520,448,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 263,088,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 135,753,408 steps. That's roughly 60,335 miles.
  • 18,942,336 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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