September 1st, 1974

September 1st, 1974, fell on a Sunday. It was day 244 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.

45 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since September 1st, 1974.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 1st, 1974:

  • United States: You're Having My Baby - Paul Anka
  • United Kingdom: Love Me For A Reason - Osmonds

Take Me Back!

The date is September 1st, 1974 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.

In America, the song You're Having My Baby by Paul Anka is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Love Me For A Reason by Osmonds is the number one hit song. Gerald Ford 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 Odd Couple" and "Kojak". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "JOT the Dot", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "The Pink Panther Show". Popular toys include the likes of "Frisbee", "Shrinky Dinks", "Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle" 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 September 1st, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 45 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since September 1st, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 1st, 1974, will be 45 years of age.
  • People born in 1974 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 147222000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around September 1st, 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.
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 1st, 1974, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: September 1st, 1974 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.

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)
  • 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 1st of September:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on September 1st, 1974.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on September 1st, 1974 was probably conceived around the 22nd of November, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 1st, 1974 is the 11th 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?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on September 1st, 1974.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about September 1st, 1974.

  • 16,745 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,446,768,000 seconds have passed since the September 1st, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,687,896,000 times.
  • Since September 1st, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 746,532,288,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 241,128,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,422,048 steps. That's about 55,299 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,361,216 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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