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January 1st, 1975.

January 1st, 1975, was a Wednesday. It was day 1 of 1975. The decade was the 1970s.

46 years, 5 months and 10 days have passed since January 1st, 1975.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 1st, 1975?

  • John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are found guilty of the Watergate cover-up.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 1st, 1975.

  • United States: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Elton John
  • United Kingdom: Lonely This Christmas - Mud
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The date is January 1st, 1975 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. It's New Years Day, the official start of the year 1975. A lot of people are relaxing at home. Others are nursing hangovers from the night before.

In America, the song Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by Elton John 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 and Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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. Because it's 1975, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Billy Swan, 10cc, Alain Barriere, Morris Albert, the Salsoul Orchestra, Captain & Tennille, Elton John and David Bowie. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "The Odd Couple", "Emergency!" 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 "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Pink Panther Show", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Happy Days". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of G.I. Joe Adventure Team, VertiBird (toy helicopter), Weebles and Baby Alive (doll).

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 January 1st, 1975.

  • Mood rings become a fad.

    Mood rings become a fad.

    In 1975 and 1976, mood rings became a fad. The rings contained a special liquid that would show different colors at different temperatures.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1975?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1975?

    The best NBA players in 1975 were Bob McAdoo, Rick Barry, Elvin Hayes, Nate Archibald and Walt Frazier.

  • Who were the best football players in 1975?

    Who were the best football players in 1975?

    In 1975, the best soccer players were Oleg Blokhin, Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cruyff, Berti Vogts, Sepp Maier, Ruud Geels, Jupp Heynckes, Paul Breitner, Colin Todd and Dudu Georgescu.

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

    "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1975.

  • Judy Collins - "Send in the Clowns"

    Judy Collins - "Send in the Clowns"

    "Send in the Clowns" by Judy Collins won a Grammy for 1975's Song of the Year.

  • 1975 in movies.

    1975 in movies.

    Movies released in 1975 included Jaws, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dog Day Afternoon, Shampoo, The Return of the Pink Panther, Funny Lady, The Apple Dumpling Gang, "Aloha, Bobby and Rose", The Other Side of the Mountain, Barry Lyndon, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Death Race 2000.

  • American women.

    American women.

    "American women" were named as the Time Person of the Year in 1975. This cover symbolized the new consciousness of women and their changing roles in American society.

  • 1975 in music.

    1975 in music.

    Billboard-topping music artists in 1975 included The Eagles, The Elton John Band, Glen Campbell, John Denver, KC and the Sunshine Band, Stevie Wonder, Frankie Valli, Minnie Riperton, The Bee Gees and Freddy Fender.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 46 years, 5 months and 10 days have passed since January 1st, 1975.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1975.
  • Leap Year: 1975 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 1st, 1975, will be 46 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1975 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 157766400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 1st, 1975.

  • December 7th, 1974: The first ever episode of "The Late Late Toy Show" is aired in Ireland.
  • December 13th, 1974: North Vietnam forces launch the Spring Offensive.
  • December 20th, 1974: The Godfather Part II is released.
  • 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.
  • December 24th, 1974: Cyclone Tracy hits Darwin, Australia.
  • December 27th, 1974: 21-year-old Joanne Elaine Coughlin goes missing from Youngstown, Ohio.
  • This date: January 1st, 1975
  • January 6th, 1975: Soccer: Brian Clough becomes the new manager of Nottingham Forest.
  • January 6th, 1975: The first episode of Wheel of Fortune is aired.
  • January 12th, 1975: Super Bowl IX: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Minnesota Vikings at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.
  • January 14th, 1975: 17-year-old Lesley Whittle is kidnapped in Shropshire, England.
  • January 18th, 1975: The first episode of "The Jeffersons" is aired.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 1st, 1975, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1975 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 1st, 1975 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

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.

Kid's TV shows on January 1st, 1975.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1975.

  • The New Adventures of Gilligan
  • Happy Days
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series
  • Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
  • All in the Family
  • Sesame Street
  • The Pink Panther Show
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • Captain Kangaroo

Popular toys and games in 1975.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1975.

  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • 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
  • Frisbee
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

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 1975.

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 January 1st, 1981 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 1st of January.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of January.

  • New Year's Day

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on January 1st, 1975.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 1st, 1975.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 1st, 1975 was most likely conceived around the 24th of March, 1974.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 1st, 1975 is close to the 11th of October, 1975.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 1st, 1975.

  • A total of 16,964 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,423 weeks have passed.
  • 1,465,686,000 seconds have passed since the January 1st, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,709,967,000 times.
  • Since January 1st, 1975, the earth has travelled approximately 756,293,976,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 244,281,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 126,048,996 steps. That's about 56,022 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,588,232 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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