September 29th, 1974

September 29th, 1974, fell on a Sunday. It was day 272 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.

46 years, 6 months and 23 days have passed since September 29th, 1974.


On This Date

Events that occurred on September 29th, 1974:

  • Montana crime: Serial killer David Meirhofer commits suicide.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 29th, 1974:

  • United States: Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
  • United Kingdom: Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas

Take Me Back!

The date is September 29th, 1974 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, 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. The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. In America, the song Rock Me Gently by Andy Kim 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 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 "Gunsmoke", "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "McMillan & Wife" and "M*A*S*H". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "JOT the Dot", "The Pink Panther Show", "All in the Family" and "Happy Days". Popular toys include the likes of "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Kenner SSP Racers", "Magnavox Odyssey" and "Baby Alive (doll)".


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 29th, 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, 6 months and 23 days have passed since September 29th, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 39 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 29th, 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 149641200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around September 29th, 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.
  • This date: September 29th, 1974
  • October 2nd, 1974: Serial killer Ted Bundy murders 16-year-old Nancy Wilcox in Holladay, Utah.
  • October 25th, 1974: Bob Marley releases his album "Natty Dread", which contains songs such as "No Woman No Cry".

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 29th, 1974, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: September 29th, 1974 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • 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 - A journalist investigates the supernatural.
  • Little House on the Prairie - TV show that was set in the 1870s.
  • 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.

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:

  • 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 29th of September:


US President

Who was the US President on September 29th, 1974?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 29th, 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 September 29th, 1974 was probably conceived around the 20th of December, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 29th, 1974 is the 9th of July, 1975. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about September 29th, 1974.

  • 17,007 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,469,404,800 seconds have passed since the September 29th, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,714,305,600 times.
  • Since September 29th, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 758,212,876,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 244,900,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 126,368,813 steps. That's about 56,164 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,632,858 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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