December 22nd, 1974, fell on a Sunday. It was day 356 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.
45 years, 7 months and 18 days have passed since December 22nd, 1974.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 22nd, 1974:
United States: Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin
United Kingdom: Lonely This Christmas - Mud
Take Me Back!
The date is December 22nd, 1974 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. Christmas Day of 1974 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers.
In America, the song Cat's In The Cradle by Harry Chapin is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Lonely This Christmas by Mud 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. The films "The Godfather Part II" and "The Towering Inferno" are being shown in movie theaters at the moment. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Emergency!", "Maude", "M*A*S*H" and "Good Times".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Gotcha" and "Tank". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Animated Series", "Happy Days", "Bagpuss" and "The New Adventures of Gilligan". Popular toys include the likes of "Frisbee", "G.I. Joe Adventure Team", "Big Jim (action figure)" and "Shrinky Dinks".
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 December 22nd, 1974.
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:
This date fell on a weekend.
45 years, 7 months and 18 days have passed since December 22nd, 1974.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1974.
Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on December 22nd, 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 156902400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 22nd, 1974:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 22nd, 1974, will have the star sign Capricorn.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
Native American Zodiac: December 22nd, 1974 falls under the Goose.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
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 22nd of December:
Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on December 22nd, 1974.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on December 22nd, 1974 was probably conceived around the 14th of March, 1974. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 22nd, 1974 is the 1st of October, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Tank - Arcade game developed by Kee Games.
Gotcha - Arcade game developed by Atari.
Space Race - Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.
Pong - Table tennis game.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 22nd, 1974.
16,668 days have passed since this date.
1,440,111,600 seconds have passed since the December 22nd, 1974.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,680,130,200 times.
Since December 22nd, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 743,097,585,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 240,018,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 123,849,598 steps. That's about 55,044 miles!
Since this date, 17,281,339 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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