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July 18th, 1974.

July 18th, 1974, was a Thursday. It was day 199 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.

46 years, 9 months and 19 days have passed since July 18th, 1974.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 18th, 1974.

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

Take me back to July 18th, 1974!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 18th, 1974 and it's a Thursday. 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 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 "McMillan & Wife", "Upstairs, Downstairs", "Last of the Summer Wine" and "Happy Days".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Sesame Street", "Star Trek: The Animated Series" and "Happy Days". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Frisbee, Weebles and Baby Alive (doll).

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 18th, 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 46 years, 9 months and 19 days have passed since July 18th, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 18th, 1974, will be 46 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1974 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 143334000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 18th, 1974.

  • 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.
  • July 15th, 1974: News anchor Christine Chubbuck commits suicide during a live broadcast on WXLT-TV in Sarasota, Florida.
  • This date: July 18th, 1974
  • July 20th, 1974: Turkey invades Cyprus.
  • 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 18th, 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 18th, 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.
  • 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 July 18th, 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 18th of July.

  • July 18th, 1918: Nelson Mandela (Activist / South African President) (Deceased)
  • July 18th, 1950: Richard Branson (Businessman) turned 24 on this day in 1974.
  • July 18th, 1980: Kristen Bell (Actress) was born exactly 6 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 18th, 1974.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 18th, 1974.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 18th, 1974 was most likely conceived around the 8th of October, 1973.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 18th, 1974 is close to the 27th of April, 1975.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 18th, 1974.

  • A total of 17,094 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,442 weeks have passed.
  • 1,476,921,600 seconds have passed since the July 18th, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,723,075,200 times.
  • Since July 18th, 1974, the earth has travelled approximately 762,091,545,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 246,153,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,015,258 steps. That's about 56,451 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,723,059 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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