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November 2nd, 1974.

November 2nd, 1974, was a Saturday. It was day 306 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.

46 years, 11 months and 14 days have passed since November 2nd, 1974.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Born on November 2nd, 1974.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 2nd, 1974.

  • United States: You Haven't Done Nothing - Stevie Wonder
  • United Kingdom: Everything I Own - Ken Boothe
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.
The Longest Yard

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Longest Yard" was at the top of the box office on November 2nd, 1974.

Take me back to November 2nd, 1974!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is November 2nd, 1974 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Halloween has just come and passed. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. 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 and the movie The Longest Yard 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 Eamon de Valera would be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "All in the Family", "McMillan & Wife" and "Emergency!". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Brady Bunch", "Happy Days" and "Bagpuss".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Magnavox Odyssey, Baby Alive (doll) and Magna Doodle.

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 November 2nd, 1974.

  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Godfather Part II.

    The Godfather Part II.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 46 years, 11 months and 14 days have passed since November 2nd, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on November 2nd, 1974, will be 46 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1974 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 152582400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around November 2nd, 1974.

  • October 9th, 1974: Oskar Schindler dies from a heart attack at the age of 66.
  • October 25th, 1974: Bob Marley releases his album "Natty Dread", which contains songs such as "No Woman No Cry".
  • October 30th, 1974: Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman at the Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire.
  • This date: November 2nd, 1974
  • 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.
  • November 20th, 1974: UK politics: Labour MP John Stonehouse attempts to fake his own death in Miami, Florida.
  • December 1st, 1974: 92 people are killed when TWA Flight 514 crashes near Dulles International Airport in Virginia.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 2nd, 1974, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 2nd, 1974 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • The Waltons - TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.
  • 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.
  • McMillan & Wife - TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.
  • All in the Family - American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.
  • The Odd Couple - Starring Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.
  • McCloud - A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

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.

Kid's TV shows on November 2nd, 1974.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1974.

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

  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Risk board game
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • 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)

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Gotcha - Arcade game developed by Atari.
  • Space Race - Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.
  • 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 November 2nd, 1980 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on November 2nd.

Marie Antoinette

Queen of France. Deceased
Born on November 2nd, 1755
She was not alive on this date.

James K. Polk

US President. Deceased
Born on November 2nd, 1795
He was not alive on this date.

Warren G. Harding

US President. Deceased
Born on November 2nd, 1865
He was not alive on this date.

David Schwimmer

Actor.
Born on November 2nd, 1966
He turned 8 on this day in 1974.

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on November 2nd, 1974.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 2nd, 1974.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 2nd, 1974 was most likely conceived around the 23rd of January, 1974.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 2nd, 1974 is close to the 12th of August, 1975.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 2nd, 1974.

  • A total of 17,151 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,450 weeks have passed.
  • 1,481,842,800 seconds have passed since the November 2nd, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,728,816,600 times.
  • Since November 2nd, 1974, the earth has travelled approximately 764,630,884,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 246,973,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,438,481 steps. That's about 56,639 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,782,114 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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