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November 9th, 1974.

November 9th, 1974, was a Saturday. It was day 313 of 1974. The decade was the Seventies.

48 years and 29 days have passed since November 9th, 1974.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Birthdays

Born on November 9th, 1974.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 9th, 1974.

  • United States: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  • United Kingdom: Everything I Own - Ken Boothe

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 9th, 1974.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet/Free Wheelin' - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  • Jazzman - Carole King
  • Whatever Gets You Thru The Night - John Lennon With The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band
  • Tin Man - America
  • Back Home Again - John Denver
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The Longest Yard

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Longest Yard" was at the top of the Box Office on November 9th, 1974.

Take me back to November 9th, 1974!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is November 9th, 1974, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet by Bachman-Turner Overdrive 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 "Gunsmoke", "Hee Haw", "The Odd Couple" and "M*A*S*H".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Gotcha" and "Tank". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "Speed Buggy", "Hong Kong Phooey" and "Land of the Lost". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Operation, Kenner SSP Racers and Connect Four.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on November 9th, 1974.

  • Women are going missing in Utah.

    Women are going missing in Utah.

    In October and November of 1974, serial killer Ted Bundy was targeting young women in Utah.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates.

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later 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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 48 years and 29 days have passed since November 9th, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 45 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on November 9th, 1974 will be 48 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1974 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 153187200.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around November 9th, 1974.

  • October 18th, 1974: 17-year-old Ted Bundy victim Melissa Anne Smith vanishes from Midvale in Utah.
  • 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.
  • October 31st, 1974: Ted Bundy abducts 17-year-old Laura Ann Aime from Lehi, Utah.
  • November 8th, 1974: Carol DaRonch escapes from serial killer Ted Bundy's car after being abducted.
  • November 8th, 1974: Ted Bundy victim Debra Jean Kent goes missing after leaving a high school play in Bountiful, Utah.
  • This date: November 9th, 1974
  • November 13th, 1974: Ronald DeFeo, Jr., murders his family at their home in Amityville on Long Island.
  • November 16th, 1974: A radio message containing information about humanity and our planet is sent into space.
  • November 20th, 1974: UK politics: Labour MP John Stonehouse attempts to fake his own death in Miami, Florida.
  • November 21st, 1974: 21 people are killed when two pubs in Birmingham are bombed by the Provisional IRA.
  • November 23rd, 1974: Massacre of the Sixty: 60 former government officials are executed by the new provisional government in Ethiopia.
  • December 1st, 1974: 92 people are killed when TWA Flight 514 crashes near Dulles International Airport in Virginia.
  • December 7th, 1974: The first ever episode of "The Late Late Toy Show" is aired in Ireland.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 9th, 1974, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 9th, 1974 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on November 9th, 1974.

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Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in November, 1974.

TV shows from November, 1974.

Police Woman
Police Woman
Starring Angie Dickinson as Sgt. "Pepper" Anderson.

The Rockford Files
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
Kolchak: The Night Stalker
A journalist investigates the supernatural.

Harry O
Harry O
Private detective series starring David Janssen as Harry Orwell.

Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Good Times
Good Times
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kojak
Kojak
TV show about a bald New York detective.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.

Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.

The Waltons
The Waltons
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.

Maude
Maude
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.

The Rookies
The Rookies
American police series.

Emergency!
Emergency!
TV series about a fire department in LA.

Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
American sitcom starring Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson.

Upstairs, Downstairs
Upstairs, Downstairs
British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

Soul Train
Soul Train
American music program that was dedicated to funk, soul and R&B music.

McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.

The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

All in the Family
All in the Family
American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.

The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple
Starring Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.

McCloud
McCloud
A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.

Medical Center
Medical Center
American medical drama series starring James Daly, Chad Everett and Audrey Totter.

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 November 9th, 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

Speed Buggy
Speed Buggy

Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Animated Series

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

The Adventures of Black Beauty
The Adventures of Black Beauty

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

The Electric Company
The Electric Company

All in the Family
All in the Family

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1974.

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

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

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

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)

Nerf Balls
Nerf Balls

G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team

Crissy (doll)
Crissy (doll)

Frisbee
Frisbee

Clackers
Clackers

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in November of 1974.

Tank 1974
Tank
Arcade game developed by Kee Games.

Gotcha 1973
Gotcha
Arcade game developed by Atari.

Space Race 1973
Space Race
Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.

Pong 1972
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 you should check out November 9th, 1980 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on November 9th.

Carl Sagan

Scientist. Deceased
Born on November 9th, 1934
He turned 40 on this day in 1974.

Lou Ferrigno

Actor.
Born on November 9th, 1951
He turned 23 on this day in 1974.

Jill Dando

TV presenter. Deceased
Born on November 9th, 1961
She turned 13 on this day in 1974.

Chris Jericho

Wrestler.
Born on November 9th, 1970
He turned 4 on this day in 1974.

Nick Lachey

Singer.
Born on November 9th, 1973
He turned 1 on this day in 1974.

Caroline Flack

English TV presenter. Deceased
Born on November 9th, 1979
She was born exactly 5 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on November 9th, 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 November 9th, 1974 was most likely conceived around February 16th, 1974.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 9th, 1974 is close to August 2nd, 1975.

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Stats for November 9th, 1974

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 9th, 1974.

  • A total of 17,561 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,508 weeks have passed.
  • 1,517,270,400 seconds have passed since the November 9th, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,770,148,800 times.
  • Since November 9th, 1974, the Earth has travelled approximately 782,911,526,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 252,878,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 130,485,254 steps. That's about 57,993 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,207,245 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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