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July 15th, 1974.

July 15th, 1974, was a Monday. It was day 196 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years and 8 days have passed since July 15th, 1974.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 15th, 1974?

  • News anchor Christine Chubbuck commits suicide during a live broadcast on WXLT-TV in Sarasota, Florida.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 15th, 1974.

  • United States: Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
  • United Kingdom: She - Charles Aznavour
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The Exorcist

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Exorcist" was at the top of the box office on July 15th, 1974.

Take me back to July 15th, 1974!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 15th, 1974 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Rock Your Baby by George McCrae is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, She by Charles Aznavour is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Exorcist 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "McCloud", "Upstairs, Downstairs" 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 "Sesame Street", "The Adventures of Black Beauty", "Star Trek: The Animated Series" and "Happy Days".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Battleship (game), VertiBird (toy helicopter) and Kenner SSP Racers.

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 July 15th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 47 years and 8 days have passed since July 15th, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 15th, 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 143074800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 15th, 1974.

  • June 20th, 1974: The mystery film "Chinatown" is released.
  • July 7th, 1974: West Germany win the 1974 FIFA World Cup after beating the Netherlands 2-1.
  • July 12th, 1974: Soccer: Bill Shankly resigns from his role as manager of Liverpool Football Club.
  • July 14th, 1974: Ted Bundy abducts and murders two women at a beach near Lake Sammamish State Park.
  • This date: July 15th, 1974
  • July 20th, 1974: Turkey invades Cyprus.
  • July 20th, 1974: Soccer: Brian Clough is named as the new manager of Leeds United.
  • August 8th, 1974: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces live on television that he will resign.
  • August 9th, 1974: The Watergate scandal forces Richard Nixon to resign as President of the United States.
  • August 9th, 1974: Vice President Gerald Ford becomes the 38th President of the United States.
  • August 14th, 1974: Turkey invades Cyprus again.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 15th, 1974, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 15th, 1974 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.

Kid's TV shows on July 15th, 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 July 15th, 1980 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 15th.

Rembrandt

Dutch artist. Deceased
Born on July 15th, 1606
He was not alive on this date.

Ian Curtis

English singer. Deceased
Born on July 15th, 1956
He turned 18 on this day in 1974.

Forest Whitaker

Actor.
Born on July 15th, 1961
He turned 13 on this day in 1974.

Adam Savage

Television host.
Born on July 15th, 1967
He turned 7 on this day in 1974.

Eddie Griffin

Actor / Comedian.
Born on July 15th, 1968
He turned 6 on this day in 1974.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 15th, 1974.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 15th, 1974.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 15th, 1974 was most likely conceived around the 5th of October, 1973.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 15th, 1974 is close to the 24th of April, 1975.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 15th, 1974.

  • A total of 17,175 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,453 weeks have passed.
  • 1,483,920,000 seconds have passed since the July 15th, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,731,240,000 times.
  • Since July 15th, 1974, the earth has travelled approximately 765,702,720,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,320,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,617,120 steps. That's about 56,719 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,807,040 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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