August 24th, 1974

August 24th, 1974, fell on a Saturday. It was day 236 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.

46 years, 7 months and 28 days have passed since August 24th, 1974.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 24th, 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 24th, 1974 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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. 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 "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "The Odd Couple", "Last of the Summer Wine" and "Barnaby Jones". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "JOT the Dot", "The Brady Bunch" and "All in the Family".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Uno (card game)", "Baby Alive (doll)" and "Magna Doodle".


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 24th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 46 years, 7 months and 28 days have passed since August 24th, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 24th, 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 146530800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 24th, 1974:

  • 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.
  • This date: August 24th, 1974
  • September 8th, 1974: US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon.
  • September 11th, 1974: 71 people are killed when Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • September 12th, 1974: Soccer: Leeds United sack manager Brian Clough.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 24th, 1974, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 24th, 1974 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 24th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on August 24th, 1974?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 24th, 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 24th, 1974 was probably conceived around the 14th of November, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 24th, 1974 is the 3rd of June, 1975. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 24th, 1974.

  • 17,042 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,472,428,800 seconds have passed since the August 24th, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,717,833,600 times.
  • Since August 24th, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 759,773,260,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 245,404,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 126,628,877 steps. That's about 56,280 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,669,146 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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