September 8th, 1974, fell on a Sunday. It was day 251 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.
45 years, 10 months and 4 days have passed since September 8th, 1974.
On This Date
Events that occurred on September 8th, 1974:
US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 8th, 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 8th, 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 "Columbo.", "McCloud", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Good Times". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Brady Bunch", "Star Trek: The Animated Series" and "Happy Days". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Nerf Balls", "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Big Jim (action figure)" 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 September 8th, 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.
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 and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
45 years, 10 months and 4 days have passed since September 8th, 1974.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 36 of 1974.
Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on September 8th, 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 147826800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around September 8th, 1974:
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.
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 8th, 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 8th, 1974 falls under the Bear.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
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.
"The New Adventures of Gilligan" - "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:
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of September:
Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on September 8th, 1974.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on September 8th, 1974 was probably conceived around the 29th of November, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 8th, 1974 is the 18th of June, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about September 8th, 1974.
16,744 days have passed since this date.
1,446,681,600 seconds have passed since the September 8th, 1974.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,687,795,200 times.
Since September 8th, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 746,487,705,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 241,113,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,414,618 steps. That's about 55,295 miles!
Since this date, 17,360,179 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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