August 8th, 1974, was a Thursday. It was day 220 of 1974. The decade was the Seventies.
48 years, 7 months and 21 days have passed since August 8th, 1974.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
What happened on August 8th, 1974?
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 8th, 1974.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "For Pete's Sake" was at the top of the Box Office on August 8th, 1974.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is August 8th, 1974, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.
In America, the song Feel Like Makin' Love by Roberta Flack is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Rock Your Baby by George McCrae is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States, and the movie For Pete's Sake 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.
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 "Columbo", "The Main Chance", "Soul Train" and "Upstairs, Downstairs". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "JOT the Dot", "Sesame Street", "The Electric Company" and "Bailey's Comets". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Lite-Brite, Crissy (doll), Magnavox Odyssey and Shrinky Dinks.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 8th, 1974.
At the end of July in 1974, released presidential tapes revealed that US President Richard Nixon had been involved in the attempted cover-up of the Watergate Scandal. At this stage, it was looking extremely likely that the president would be impeached.
The best NBA players in 1974 were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Havlicek, Rick Barry, Walt Frazier and Gail Goodrich.
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.
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 popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.
"The Godfather Part II" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1974.
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 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.
"The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand won a Grammy for 1974's Song of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching in August, 1974.
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
TV show about a bald New York detective.
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.
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.
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.
American police series.
TV series about a fire department in LA.
Sanford and Son
American sitcom starring Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson.
British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
American music program that was dedicated to funk, soul and R&B music.
McMillan & Wife
TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
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.
A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.
American medical drama series starring James Daly, Chad Everett and Audrey Totter.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Medical drama television program.
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.
American variety show that featured country music and humor.
Police drama series that was set in LA.
Police drama series.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1974.
The Addams Family
Inch High, Private Eye
Star Trek: The Animated Series
The Adventures of Black Beauty
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
The Electric Company
All in the Family
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
The Brady Bunch
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
JOT the Dot
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1974.
Risk board game
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
Uno (card game)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Popular video games that people were playing in August of 1974.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.
Table tennis game.
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 August 8th, 1980, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 8th.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of August.
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on August 8th, 1974.
Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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