August 22nd, 1974

August 22nd, 1974, fell on a Thursday. It was day 234 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.

46 years, 3 months and 5 days have passed since August 22nd, 1974.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 22nd, 1974:

  • United States: You're Having My Baby - Paul Anka
  • United Kingdom: When Will I See You Again - Three Degrees

Take Me Back!

The date is August 22nd, 1974 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. The summer of 1974 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.

In America, the song You're Having My Baby by Paul Anka is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, When Will I See You Again by Three Degrees is the number one hit song. Gerald Ford 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "McCloud", "The Odd Couple", "All in the Family" and "Emergency!". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Pink Panther Show", "Sesame Street" and "Bagpuss". Popular toys include the likes of "Clackers", "Frisbee", "Big Jim (action figure)" and "Kenner SSP Racers".


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 August 22nd, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 46 years, 3 months and 5 days have passed since August 22nd, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 22nd, 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 146358000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 22nd, 1974:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 22nd, 1974, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 22nd, 1974 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

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:

  • 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 22nd of August:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 22nd of August:

  • National Flag Day (Russia)

US President

Who was the US President on August 22nd, 1974?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 22nd, 1974?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 22nd, 1974 was probably conceived around the 12th of November, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 22nd, 1974 is the 1st of June, 1975. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 22nd, 1974.

  • 16,899 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,460,077,200 seconds have passed since the August 22nd, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,703,423,400 times.
  • Since August 22nd, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 753,399,835,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 243,346,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 125,566,639 steps. That's about 55,807 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,520,926 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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