October 30th, 1974, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 303 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.
45 years, 9 months and 10 days have passed since October 30th, 1974.
On This Date
Events that occurred on October 30th, 1974:
Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman at the Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 30th, 1974:
United States: You Haven't Done Nothing - Stevie Wonder
United Kingdom: Everything I Own - Ken Boothe
Take Me Back!
The date is October 30th, 1974 and it's a Wednesday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. Halloween is just days away.
In America, the song You Haven't Done Nothing by Stevie Wonder 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.
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.", "McCloud", "M*A*S*H" and "The Rockford Files". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Brady Bunch", "Star Trek: The Animated Series" and "Bagpuss". Popular toys include the likes of "Clackers", "Crissy (doll)", "Baby Alive (doll)" and "Dungeons & Dragons".
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 30th, 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:
45 years, 9 months and 10 days have passed since October 30th, 1974.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 of 1974.
Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 30th, 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 152323200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 30th, 1974:
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 30th, 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 30th, 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" - "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:
Dungeons & Dragons
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 30th of October:
Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on October 30th, 1974.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 30th, 1974 was probably conceived around the 20th of January, 1974. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 30th, 1974 is the 9th of August, 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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 30th, 1974.
16,721 days have passed since this date.
1,444,690,800 seconds have passed since the October 30th, 1974.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,685,472,600 times.
Since October 30th, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 745,460,452,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 240,781,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,243,409 steps. That's about 55,219 miles!
Since this date, 17,336,290 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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