December 23rd, 1974

December 23rd, 1974, fell on a Monday. It was day 357 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.

45 years, 6 months and 17 days have passed since December 23rd, 1974.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 23rd, 1974:

  • Mary Rachel Trlica (17), Lisa Renee Wilson (14), and Julie Ann Moseley (9) go missing while Christmas shopping at the Seminary South Shopping Center in Fort Worth, Texas.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 23rd, 1974:

  • United States: Angie Baby - Helen Reddy
  • United Kingdom: Lonely This Christmas - Mud

Take Me Back!

The date is December 23rd, 1974 and it's a Monday. Christmas Day of 1974 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers. In America, the song Angie Baby by Helen Reddy 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 "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "The Odd Couple", "Maude" and "Barnaby Jones". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Gotcha" and "Tank".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "JOT the Dot", "The Adventures of Black Beauty", "Happy Days" and "The New Adventures of Gilligan". Popular toys include the likes of "Nerf Balls", "Weebles", "Connect Four" 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 December 23rd, 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.

  • 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 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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 45 years, 6 months and 17 days have passed since December 23rd, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 23rd, 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 156988800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 23rd, 1974:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 23rd, 1974, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 23rd, 1974 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

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
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Kenner SSP Racers
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Weebles
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Nerf Balls
  • Frisbee
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Clackers
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 23rd of December:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on December 23rd, 1974.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 23rd, 1974 was probably conceived around the 15th of March, 1974. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 23rd, 1974 is the 2nd of October, 1975. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 23rd, 1974.

  • 16,636 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,437,346,800 seconds have passed since the December 23rd, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,676,904,600 times.
  • Since December 23rd, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 741,670,948,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 239,557,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 123,611,825 steps. That's about 54,939 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,248,162 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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