July 5th, 1974

July 5th, 1974, fell on a Friday. Day 186 of 1974. Decade: 1970s.

45 years, 11 months and 2 days have passed since July 5th, 1974.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 5th, 1974:

  • United States: Rock The Boat - Hues Corporation
  • United Kingdom: She - Charles Aznavour

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 July 5th, 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.

  • Watergate Tapes

    On the 30th of April, 1974, transcripts of the Nixon tapes are released to the House Judiciary committee. On the 24th of July, the Supreme Court rules that US President Nixon must hand over the actual recordings.

  • 1974 FIFA World Cup

    The 1974 FIFA World Cup is taking place in West Germany. The host nation win the competition after defeating the Netherlands 2-1.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 45 years, 11 months and 2 days have passed since July 5th, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 5th, 1974, will be 45 years of age.
  • People born in 1974 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 142210800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 5th, 1974:

  • June 13th, 1974: The opening day of the 1974 FIFA World Cup in West Germany.
  • July 15th, 1974: News anchor Christine Chubbuck commits suicide during a live broadcast on WXLT-TV in Sarasota, Florida.
  • July 20th, 1974: Turkey invades Cyprus.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 5th, 1974, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 5th, 1974 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

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)
  • 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of July:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 5th, 1974.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 5th, 1974 was probably conceived around the 25th of September, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 5th, 1974 is the 14th of April, 1975. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Pong - Table tennis game.

5th of July

Events that have occurred on the 5th of July:

  • July 5th, 1970: 109 people are killed when Air Canada Flight 621 crashes at Toronto International Airport.
  • July 5th, 1971: The voting age in the United States is reduced from 21 to 18.
  • July 5th, 1986: Queen headline at Slane.
  • July 5th, 1994: Amazon is founded.
  • July 5th, 2006: The CEO and chairman of Enron, Kenneth Lay, dies from a heart attack.
  • July 5th, 2003: Russian ice hockey player Roman Lyashenko commits suicide while on vacation in Antalya, Turkey.
  • July 5th, 2005: The single "Gold Digger" is released by rapper Kanye West.
  • July 5th, 2011: The song "Somebody That I Used to Know" is released by Gotye.
  • July 5th, 2011: Casey Anthony is found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 5th, 1974.

  • 16,774 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,449,273,600 seconds have passed since the July 5th, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,690,819,200 times.
  • Since July 5th, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 747,825,177,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 241,545,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,637,530 steps. That's about 55,394 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,391,283 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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