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September 18th, 1974.

September 18th, 1974, was a Wednesday. It was day 261 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years, 8 months and 5 days have passed since September 18th, 1974.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Birthdays

Born on September 18th, 1974.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 18th, 1974.

  • United States: Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Baby - Barry White
  • United Kingdom: Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 18th, 1974.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • I Shot The Sheriff - Eric Clapton
  • (You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka with Odia Coates
  • Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
  • I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny & Marie Osmond
  • Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe - Barry White
Play the top hits from 1974.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1974. Take a trip back to the days of Dolly Parton, Barry White, ABBA, Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
That's Entertainment!

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "That's Entertainment!" was at the top of the box office on September 18th, 1974.

Take me back to September 18th, 1974!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 18th, 1974 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Schools and colleges are starting again and Autumn has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool and trees are starting to shed their leaves.

The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. In America, the song Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Baby by Barry White is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas is the number one hit song.

Gerald Ford is currently the President of the United States and the movie That's Entertainment! 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 "Adam-12", "Maude", "M*A*S*H" and "Kojak".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "JOT the Dot", "The Adventures of Black Beauty", "Inch High, Private Eye" and "Land of the Lost". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, Baby Alive (doll), Magna Doodle and Connect Four.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on September 18th, 1974.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1974?

    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.

  • 1974 in movies.

    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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates.

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.

  • The Godfather Part II.

    The Godfather Part II.

    "The Godfather Part II" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1974.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    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.

  • King Faisal.

    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.

  • Barbra Streisand - "The Way We Were"

    Barbra Streisand - "The Way We Were"

    "The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand won a Grammy for 1974's Song of the Year.

  • The Vietnam War is in its final stages.

    The Vietnam War is in its final stages.

    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.

  • 1974 in music.

    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.

  • 1973-74 stock market crash.

    1973-74 stock market crash.

    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.

  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    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.

  • Color TV surpasses black-and-white.

    Color TV surpasses black-and-white.

    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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    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.

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 47 years, 8 months and 5 days have passed since September 18th, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 38 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 18th, 1974, will be 47 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1974 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 148690800.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around September 18th, 1974.

  • September 2nd, 1974: Serial killer Ted Bundy moves from Seattle to Salt Lake City in Utah.
  • September 6th, 1974: Two grouse hunters stumble across the remains of two of Ted Bundy's victims at a remote site near Issaquah.
  • 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 11th, 1974: The Western TV series "Little House on the Prairie" is aired for the first time.
  • September 12th, 1974: Soccer: Leeds United sack manager Brian Clough.
  • This date: September 18th, 1974
  • September 29th, 1974: Montana crime: Serial killer David Meirhofer commits suicide.
  • October 2nd, 1974: Serial killer Ted Bundy murders 16-year-old Nancy Wilcox in Holladay, Utah.
  • October 9th, 1974: Oskar Schindler dies from a heart attack at the age of 66.
  • October 18th, 1974: 17-year-old Ted Bundy victim Melissa Anne Smith vanishes from Midvale in Utah.

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 18th, 1974, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Virgo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 18th, 1974 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from September, 1974.

The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.

Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Kolchak: The Night Stalker
A journalist investigates the supernatural.

Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Good Times
Good Times
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kojak
Kojak
TV show about a bald New York detective.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.

Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.

The Waltons
The Waltons
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.

Maude
Maude
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.

The Rookies
The Rookies
American police series.

Emergency!
Emergency!
TV series about a fire department in LA.

Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
American sitcom starring Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson.

Upstairs, Downstairs
Upstairs, Downstairs
British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

Soul Train
Soul Train
American music program that was dedicated to funk, soul and R&B music.

McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.

The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

All in the Family
All in the Family
American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.

The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple
Starring Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.

McCloud
McCloud
A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.

Medical Center
Medical Center
American medical drama series starring James Daly, Chad Everett and Audrey Totter.

Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Medical drama television program.

The Main Chance
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.

Cars in 1974.

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.

Cars in 1974.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on September 18th, 1974.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1974.

Land of the Lost
Land of the Lost

Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch
Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch

Valley of the Dinosaurs
Valley of the Dinosaurs

Hong Kong Phooey
Hong Kong Phooey

The New Adventures of Gilligan
The New Adventures of Gilligan

Bagpuss
Bagpuss

Happy Days
Happy Days

The Addams Family
The Addams Family

Super Friends
Super Friends

Bailey's Comets
Bailey's Comets

Inch High, Private Eye
Inch High, Private Eye

Speed Buggy
Speed Buggy

Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Animated Series

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

The Adventures of Black Beauty
The Adventures of Black Beauty

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

The Electric Company
The Electric Company

All in the Family
All in the Family

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1974.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1974.

Connect Four
Connect Four

Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle

Risk board game
Risk board game

Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks

Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle

Baby Alive (doll)
Baby Alive (doll)

Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks

Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox Odyssey

Kenner SSP Racers
Kenner SSP Racers

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

Uno (card game)
Uno (card game)

Weebles
Weebles

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)

Nerf Balls
Nerf Balls

G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team

Crissy (doll)
Crissy (doll)

Frisbee
Frisbee

Clackers
Clackers

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Gotcha 1973
Gotcha
Arcade game developed by Atari.

Space Race 1973
Space Race
Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.

Pong 1972
Pong
Table tennis game.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out September 18th, 1980 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on September 18th.

John McAfee

Computer programmer. Deceased
Born on September 18th, 1945
He turned 29 on this day in 1974.

James Gandolfini

Actor. Deceased
Born on September 18th, 1961
He turned 13 on this day in 1974.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Actress.
Born on September 18th, 1971
She turned 3 on this day in 1974.

Ronaldo

Brazilian soccer player.
Born on September 18th, 1976
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Christian Pulisic

Soccer player.
Born on September 18th, 1998
He was born exactly 24 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on September 18th, 1974.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 18th, 1974.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 18th, 1974 was most likely conceived around December 26th, 1973.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 18th, 1974 is close to June 11th, 1975.

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Stats for September 18th, 1974

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 18th, 1974.

  • A total of 17,414 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,487 weeks have passed.
  • 1,504,569,600 seconds have passed since the September 18th, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,755,331,200 times.
  • Since September 18th, 1974, the earth has travelled approximately 776,357,913,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 250,761,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 129,392,986 steps. That's about 57,508 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,054,835 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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