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January 2nd, 1975.

January 2nd, 1975, was a Thursday. It was day 2 of 1975. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years and 20 days have passed since January 2nd, 1975.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Birthdays

Born on January 2nd, 1975.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 2nd, 1975.

  • United States: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Elton John
  • United Kingdom: Lonely This Christmas - Mud

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 2nd, 1975.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Angie Baby - Helen Reddy
  • Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Elton John
  • You're The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White
  • Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
  • Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin
Play the top hits from 1975.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1975. Take a trip back to the days of Queen, 10cc, ABBA, Barry Manilow and the Bee Gees.
The Godfather Part II

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Godfather Part II" was at the top of the box office on January 2nd, 1975.

Take me back to January 2nd, 1975!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 2nd, 1975 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. 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 the movie The Godfather Part II is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister.

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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Eamon de Valera, Anissa Jones and Tommy Bolin would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Hee Haw", "Sanford and Son", "Maude" and "Last of the Summer Wine". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Gotcha" and "Tank". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sesame Street", "The Electric Company", "The Adventures of Black Beauty" and "Star Trek: The Animated Series".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Troll doll, G.I. Joe Adventure Team, Shrinky Dinks and Connect Four.

News

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 2nd, 1975.

  • Mood rings have become a fad.

    Mood rings have 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 47 years and 20 days have passed since January 2nd, 1975.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1975.
  • Leap Year: 1975 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 2nd, 1975, will be 47 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1975 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 157852800.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 2nd, 1975.

  • December 7th, 1974: The first ever episode of "The Late Late Toy Show" is aired in Ireland.
  • December 12th, 1974: Democrat Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter announces that he will be running for the 1976 United States presidential election.
  • December 13th, 1974: North Vietnam forces launch the Spring Offensive.
  • December 19th, 1974: Nelson Rockefeller is sworn in as the new Vice President of the United States.
  • 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.
  • January 1st, 1975: John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are found guilty of the Watergate cover-up.
  • This date: January 2nd, 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 12th, 1975: Ted Bundy abducts Caryn Eileen Campbell from a hotel in Snowmass, Colorado.
  • January 14th, 1975: 17-year-old Lesley Whittle is kidnapped in Shropshire, England.
  • January 18th, 1975: The first episode of "The Jeffersons" is aired.
  • January 21st, 1975: US President Gerald Ford rules out any further involvement in the Vietnam War.

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 2nd, 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 2nd, 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.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from January, 1975.

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.

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.

Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Medical drama television program.

The Main Chance
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.

Cars in 1975.

1975 saw the introduction of cars such as the Cadillac Seville, the Volkswagen Polo, the Chevrolet Monza, the Ford Granada, the AMC Pacer and the Vauxhall Chevette.

Cars in 1975.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 2nd, 1975.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1975.

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

Bailey's Comets
Bailey's Comets

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

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

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

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1975.

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

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)

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

Frisbee
Frisbee

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

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 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 2nd, 1981 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 2nd.

Cuba Gooding, Jr

Actor.
Born on January 2nd, 1968
He turned 7 on this day in 1975.

Loic Remy

Soccer player.
Born on January 2nd, 1987
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Tfue

American streamer.
Born on January 2nd, 1998
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of January.

  • Berchtoldstag (Switzerland)
USA

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on January 2nd, 1975.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 2nd, 1975.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 2nd, 1975 was most likely conceived around April 11th, 1974.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 2nd, 1975 is close to September 25th, 1975.

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Stats for January 2nd, 1975

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 2nd, 1975.

  • A total of 17,187 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,455 weeks have passed.
  • 1,484,956,800 seconds have passed since the January 2nd, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,732,449,600 times.
  • Since January 2nd, 1975, the earth has travelled approximately 766,237,708,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,492,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,706,285 steps. That's about 56,758 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,819,482 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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