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July 30, 1974

July 30, 1974, was a Tuesday. It was 49 years, 8 months, and 17 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on July 30, 1974:

  • Watergate scandal: US President Richard Nixon releases recordings from the White House after being forced to do so by the Supreme Court.
Birthdays

Born on July 30, 1974

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On July 30, 1974, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Annie's Song" by John Denver
  • United Kingdom: "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae

The music charts on July 30, 1974

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • ANNIE's SONG - John Denver
  • Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
  • Rock And Roll Heaven - The Righteous Brothers
  • Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
  • Rikki Don't Lose That Number - Steely Dan
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Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry".

Facts

This date was 18,158 days ago. Approximately 605 months have passed. It was the 211th day of 1974, in week 31. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 49 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 202 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to July 30, 1974

Let's go back to the seventies.

It is Tuesday, July 30, 1974. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Leo. 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 "Annie's Song" by John Denver is at the top of the singles charts, while "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is at the top of the box office. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Oskar Schindler and Eamon de Valera would be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Steptoe and Son", "McMillan & Wife", "The Bob Newhart Show", and "M*A*S*H". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", and "Gotcha". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!", "Star Trek: The Animated Series", and "Super Friends".

Popular toys at the moment include Troll doll, Crissy (doll), G.I. Joe Adventure Team, and Magna Doodle.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 30, 1974.

  • Nixon's impeachment is looking likely.

    Nixon's impeachment is looking likely

    At the end of July 1974, the released presidential tapes revealed that US President Richard Nixon had been involved in the attempted cover-up of the Watergate scandal. By this point, it was looking extremely likely that the president would be impeached.
  • 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?

Notable events that happened close to July 30, 1974.

  • July 7, 1974: West Germany win the 1974 FIFA World Cup after beating the Netherlands 2-1.
  • July 12, 1974: Soccer: Bill Shankly resigns from his role as manager of Liverpool Football Club.
  • July 14, 1974: Ted Bundy abducts and murders two women at a beach near Lake Sammamish State Park.
  • July 15, 1974: News anchor Christine Chubbuck commits suicide during a live broadcast on WXLT-TV in Sarasota, Florida.
  • July 20, 1974:
    • Turkey invades Cyprus.
    • Soccer: Brian Clough is named as the new manager of Leeds United.
  • July 24, 1974: The US Supreme Court orders President Nixon to hand over subpoenaed White House tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.
  • This date: July 30, 1974
  • August 8, 1974: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces live on television that he will resign.
  • August 9, 1974:
    • The Watergate scandal forces Richard Nixon to resign as President of the United States.
    • Vice President Gerald Ford becomes the 38th President of the United States.
  • August 14, 1974: Turkey invades Cyprus again.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 30, 1974, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 30, 1974 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1974

In July 1974, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from July 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

Kids TV shows on July 30, 1974

If you were a kid on July 30, 1974, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

Popular toys and games in 1974

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 July 1974.

Gotcha 1973
Gotcha
Space Race 1973
Space Race
Pong 1972
Pong

Were you born on July 30, 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 July 30, 1980, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 30.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

American industrialist Deceased
Born on July 30, 1863
He was not alive on this date.

Tony Lip

Tony Lip

Actor Deceased
Born on July 30, 1930
He turned 44 on this day in 1974.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor / Politician
Born on July 30, 1947
He turned 27 on this day in 1974.

Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow

Actress
Born on July 30, 1963
She turned 11 on this day in 1974.

Terry Crews

Terry Crews

American actor
Born on July 30, 1968
He turned 6 on this day in 1974.

Sean Moore

Sean Moore

Manic Street Preachers
Born on July 30, 1968
He turned 6 on this day in 1974.

Tom Green

Tom Green

Comedian and actor
Born on July 30, 1971
He turned 3 on this day in 1974.

Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez

Actress
Born on July 30, 1984
She was born exactly 10 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 30, 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 July 30, 1974 was most likely conceived around November 6, 1973.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 30, 1974 is close to April 22, 1975.

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Stats for July 30, 1974

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 30, 1974:

  • 18,158 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,594 weeks have passed.
  • 1,568,851,200 seconds have passed since July 30, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,830,326,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 809,527,219,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 261,475,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 134,921,203 steps. That's roughly 59,965 miles.
  • 18,826,214 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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