December 11th, 1974, was a Wednesday. It was day 345 of 1974. The decade was the Seventies.
48 years, 3 months and 9 days have passed since December 11th, 1974.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.
People who were born on this exact date.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 11th, 1974.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Death Wish" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is December 11th, 1974, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1974 is in full swing. People are putting up their decorations and festive songs are playing on the radio.
In America, the song Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, You're The First, The Last, My Everything by Barry White is the number one hit song. Gerald Ford is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Death Wish 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 "Columbo", "Soul Train", "Emergency!" and "Kojak". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Gotcha" and "Tank".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "All in the Family", "Bailey's Comets" and "The Addams Family". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Operation, Lite-Brite, Battleship (game) and Risk board game.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on December 11th, 1974.
The best NBA players in 1974 were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Havlicek, Rick Barry, Walt Frazier and Gail Goodrich.
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.
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 popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.
"The Godfather Part II" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1974.
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 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.
"The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand won a Grammy for 1974's Song of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching in December, 1974.
Starring Angie Dickinson as Sgt. "Pepper" Anderson.
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.
Private detective series starring David Janssen as Harry Orwell.
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
TV show about a bald New York detective.
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.
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.
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.
American police series.
TV series about a fire department in LA.
Sanford and Son
American sitcom starring Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson.
British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
American music program that was dedicated to funk, soul and R&B music.
McMillan & Wife
TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
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.
A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.
American medical drama series starring James Daly, Chad Everett and Audrey Totter.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1974.
Land of the Lost
Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch
Valley of the Dinosaurs
Hong Kong Phooey
The New Adventures of Gilligan
The Addams Family
Inch High, Private Eye
Star Trek: The Animated Series
The Adventures of Black Beauty
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
The Electric Company
All in the Family
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
The Brady Bunch
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
JOT the Dot
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1974.
Dungeons & Dragons
Risk board game
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
The Easy-Bake Oven
Popular video games that people were playing in December of 1974.
Arcade game developed by Kee Games.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.
Table tennis game.
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 of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 11th, 1980, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 11th.
Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on December 11th, 1974.
Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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