October 23rd, 1974, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 296 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.
46 years, 2 months and 24 days have passed since October 23rd, 1974.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 23rd, 1974:
United States: Then Came You - Dionne Warwick & Spinners
United Kingdom: Everything I Own - Ken Boothe
Take Me Back!
The date is October 23rd, 1974 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.
Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. Halloween of 1974 is quickly approaching. In America, the song Then Came You by Dionne Warwick & Spinners is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Everything I Own by Ken Boothe 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "M*A*S*H", "Happy Days" and "Little House on the Prairie". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Pink Panther Show", "The Adventures of Black Beauty" and "Star Trek: The Animated Series".
Popular toys include the likes of "Battleship (game)", "Frisbee", "Uno (card game)" and "Big Jim (action figure)".
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 October 23rd, 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.
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 and information about this date:
46 years, 2 months and 24 days have passed since October 23rd, 1974.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 1974.
Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 23rd, 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 151714800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 23rd, 1974:
October 30th, 1974: Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman at the Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire.
November 8th, 1974: Carol DaRonch escapes from serial killer Ted Bundy's car after being abducted.
November 8th, 1974: Suspected Ted Bundy victim Debra Jean Kent goes missing after leaving a school play in Bountiful, Utah.
November 13th, 1974: Ronald DeFeo, Jr., murders his family at their home in Amityville on Long Island.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 23rd, 1974, will have the star sign Scorpio.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
Zodiac Element: Water.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
Native American Zodiac: October 23rd, 1974 falls under the Snake.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
TV shows that you might 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
Star Trek: The Animated Series
The Adventures of Black Beauty
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
All in the Family
The Brady Bunch
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
JOT the Dot
The Bugs Bunny Show
1974 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1974:
Dungeons & Dragons
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
Uno (card game)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 23rd of October:
Gerald Ford was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 23rd, 1974?
Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 23rd, 1974 was probably conceived around the 13th of January, 1974. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 23rd, 1974 is the 2nd of August, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 23rd, 1974.
16,887 days have passed since this date.
1,459,040,400 seconds have passed since the October 23rd, 1974.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,702,213,800 times.
Since October 23rd, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 752,864,846,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 243,173,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 125,477,474 steps. That's about 55,768 miles!
Since this date, 17,508,485 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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