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September 20, 1974

September 20, 1974, was a Friday. It was 49 years and 9 months ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 20, 1974:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 20, 1974

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • 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 songs 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

The top movie on this day was "That's Entertainment!".

Facts

This date was 18,171 days ago. Approximately 606 months have passed. It was the 263rd day of 1974, in week 38. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 49 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 202 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to September 20, 1974

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Friday, September 20, 1974. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Baby" by Barry White is at the top of the singles charts, while "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas is the number-one song in the UK.

Gerald Ford is the President of the United States, and the movie That's Entertainment! is at the top of the box office. 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. 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 "Steptoe and Son", "Adam-12", "Soul Train", and "Emergency!".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", and "Gotcha". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "All in the Family", "The Electric Company", and "Star Trek: The Animated Series". Popular toys at the moment include Twister mat, Battleship (game), Clackers, and G.I. Joe Adventure Team.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 20, 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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 second 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

    Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. 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 Time Person of the Year in 1974 due to his role in the 1973–74 oil crisis.
  • 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. However, the US military had withdrawn. Meanwhile, 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 UK stock market fared even worse, with the FT 30 dropping by over 70%.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming popular

    Audio cassettes started becoming widespread from about 1972 onward. 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

    Sales of color TV sets were beginning to surpass sales of the older black-and-white models. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on September 20, 1974.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 20, 1974.

  • September 2, 1974: Serial killer Ted Bundy moves from Seattle to Salt Lake City in Utah.
  • September 5, 1974: The British prison sitcom "Porridge" begins airing on TV.
  • September 6, 1974: Two grouse hunters stumble across the remains of two of Ted Bundy's victims at a remote site near Issaquah.
  • September 8, 1974: US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon.
  • September 11, 1974:
    • 71 people are killed when Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina.
    • The Western TV series "Little House on the Prairie" is aired for the first time.
  • September 12, 1974:
    • Soccer: Leeds United sack manager Brian Clough.
    • The first episode of the private detective series "Harry O" is aired on ABC.
  • September 13, 1974: The first episode of the police drama "Police Woman" is aired on NBC.
  • This date: September 20, 1974
  • September 29, 1974: Montana crime: Serial killer David Meirhofer commits suicide.
  • October 2, 1974: Serial killer Ted Bundy murders 16-year-old Nancy Wilcox in Holladay, Utah.
  • October 9, 1974: Oskar Schindler dies from a heart attack at the age of 66.
  • October 18, 1974: 17-year-old Ted Bundy victim Melissa Anne Smith vanishes from Midvale in Utah.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 20, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 20, 1974 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on September 20, 1974

People in September 1974 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from September 1974.

Police Woman
Police Woman
The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Harry O
Harry O
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Good Times
Good Times
Happy Days
Happy Days
Kojak
Kojak
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H

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 20, 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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1974

Toys and games that were popular 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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in September 1974.

Gotcha 1973
Gotcha
Space Race 1973
Space Race
Pong 1972
Pong

Were you born on September 20, 1974?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out September 20, 1980, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 20.

George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin

Author
Born on September 20, 1948
He turned 26 on this day in 1974.

Paul C

Paul C

Hip Hop producer Deceased
Born on September 20, 1964
He turned 10 on this day in 1974.

Todd Boehly

Todd Boehly

American businessman
Born on September 20, 1973
He turned 1 on this day in 1974.

Jon Bernthal

Jon Bernthal

Actor
Born on September 20, 1976
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Ricci Guarnaccio

Ricci Guarnaccio

TV personality
Born on September 20, 1986
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC fighter
Born on September 20, 1988
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on September 20, 1974.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 20, 1974 was most likely conceived around December 28, 1973.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 20, 1974 is close to June 13, 1975.

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Stats for September 20, 1974

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about September 20, 1974:

  • 18,171 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,595 weeks have passed.
  • 1,569,974,400 seconds have passed since September 20, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,831,636,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 810,106,790,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 261,662,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 135,017,798 steps. That's roughly 60,008 miles.
  • 18,839,693 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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