January 5th, 1975

January 5th, 1975, fell on a Sunday. It was day 5 of 1975. The decade was the 1970s.

45 years, 6 months and 9 days have passed since January 5th, 1975.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Bradley Cooper: Actor.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 5th, 1975:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is January 5th, 1975 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. People have started to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays.

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.

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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "Emergency!", "Kojak" and "Happy Days". 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", "Sesame Street", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Star Trek: The Animated Series". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Lite-Brite", "Battleship (game)" and "Baby Alive (doll)".


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 January 5th, 1975.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Judy Collins - "Send in the Clowns"

    "Send in the Clowns" by Judy Collins would go on to win a Grammy for 1975's Song of the Year.

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 45 years, 6 months and 9 days have passed since January 5th, 1975.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1975.
  • Leap Year: 1975 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 5th, 1975, will be 45 years of age.
  • People born in 1975 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 158112000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 5th, 1975:

  • 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 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.
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 5th, 1975, 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, 1975 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 5th, 1975 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

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.

1975 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"


1975 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been 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)
  • Weebles
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Frisbee
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of January:

  • Twelfth Night (Sweden)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on January 5th, 1975.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 5th, 1975 was probably conceived around the 28th of March, 1974. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 5th, 1975 is the 15th 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 January 5th, 1975.

  • 16,628 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,436,655,600 seconds have passed since the January 5th, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,676,098,200 times.
  • Since January 5th, 1975, earth has travelled approximately 741,314,289,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 239,442,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 123,552,382 steps. That's about 54,912 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,239,867 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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