July 20th, 1974, fell on a Saturday. It was day 201 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.
46 years, 0 months and 16 days have passed since July 20th, 1974.
On This Date
Events that occurred on July 20th, 1974:
Turkey invades Cyprus.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 20th, 1974:
United States: Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
United Kingdom: She - Charles Aznavour
Take Me Back!
The date is July 20th, 1974 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. 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.
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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "McCloud", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" 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 "Captain Kangaroo", "The Brady Bunch", "Sesame Street" and "All in the Family". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Frisbee", "Nerf Balls", "Shrinky Dinks" and "Connect Four".
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 20th, 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.
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.
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 and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
46 years, 0 months and 16 days have passed since July 20th, 1974.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 of 1974.
Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on July 20th, 1974, will be 46 years of age.
People born in 1974 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 143506800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around July 20th, 1974:
July 15th, 1974: News anchor Christine Chubbuck commits suicide during a live broadcast on WXLT-TV in Sarasota, Florida.
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.
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 20th, 1974, will have the star sign Cancer.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
Native American Zodiac: July 20th, 1974 falls under the Woodpecker.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
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:
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of July:
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 20th, 1974.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on July 20th, 1974 was probably conceived around the 10th of October, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 20th, 1974 is the 29th of April, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Gotcha - Arcade game developed by Atari.
Space Race - Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.
Pong - Table tennis game.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 20th, 1974.
16,818 days have passed since this date.
1,453,075,200 seconds have passed since the July 20th, 1974.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,695,254,400 times.
Since July 20th, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 749,786,803,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 242,179,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,964,467 steps. That's about 55,540 miles!
Since this date, 17,436,902 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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