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February 21, 1975

February 21, 1975, was a Friday. It was the 52nd day of 1975. The decade was the seventies.

49 years and 8 days have passed since February 21, 1975.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on February 21, 1975:

  • Watergate scandal: John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to 2.5 - 8 years in prison.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 21, 1975:

  • United States: "Pick Up The Pieces" by Average White Band
  • United Kingdom: "Make Me Smile" by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 21, 1975

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt
  • Pick Up The Pieces - AWB
  • Best Of My Love - Eagles
  • Some Kind Of Wonderful - Grand Funk
  • Black Water - The Doobie Brothers
Play the top singles 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 Towering Inferno

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Towering Inferno".

Facts

This date occurred 17,906 days ago. Approximately 597 months have passed. It was the 52nd day of 1975, in week 08. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on February 21, 1975, are now 49 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 199 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to February 21, 1975

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is February 21, 1975, and it's a Friday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Pisces. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

In America, the song "Pick Up The Pieces" by Average White Band is at the top of the singles charts, while "Make Me Smile" by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel is the number-one song in the UK. Gerald Ford is the President of the United States, and the movie The Towering Inferno is at the top of the box office. Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "Sanford and Son", "The Six Million Dollar Man", and "Good Times". 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, Sal Mineo, Anissa Jones, and Rosalind Russell would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Pong", "Gotcha", "Tank", and "Pursuit". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", "Schoolhouse Rock!", and "Valley of the Dinosaurs".

Children are playing with toys such as Troll doll, Operation, Risk board game, and Magna Doodle.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 21, 1975.

  • Mood rings have become a fad.

    Mood rings have become a fad

    Mood rings were a big fad in 1975 and 1976. 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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 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 second half of the 1970s.
  • Disco music.

    Disco music

    Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. 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. However, the US military had withdrawn. Meanwhile, North Vietnamese forces continued to win battles and make inroads into the south.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming popular

    Audio cassettes started becoming widespread from about 1972 onward. 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

    Sales of color TV sets were beginning to surpass sales of the older black-and-white models. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 21, 1975.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around February 21, 1975.

  • February 11, 1975: Margaret Thatcher becomes the leader of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom.
  • February 13, 1975: A fire breaks out on the 11th floor in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
  • This date: February 21, 1975
  • February 25, 1975: Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad dies from heart failure at the age of 77.
  • February 28, 1975: 43 people are killed when a train crashes at Moorgate station in London.
  • March 7, 1975: The body of 17-year-old Lesley Whittle is found in Staffordshire, England.
  • March 15, 1975: Ted Bundy abducts and murders Julie Cunningham (26) in Vail, Colorado.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 21, 1975, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1975 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 21, 1975 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in February 1975

People in February 1975 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from February 1975.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Baretta
Baretta
Police Woman
Police Woman
The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Harry O
Harry O
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Good Times
Good Times
Happy Days
Happy Days
Kojak
Kojak
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
The Waltons
The Waltons
Maude
Maude
The Rookies
The Rookies
Emergency!
Emergency!
Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
Upstairs, Downstairs
Upstairs, Downstairs
Soul Train
Soul Train
McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
All in the Family
All in the Family
The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in February 1975

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

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

Toys in 1975

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 in February 1975.

Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Tank 1974
Tank
Gotcha 1973
Gotcha
Space Race 1973
Space Race
Pong 1972
Pong

Were you born on February 21, 1975?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out February 21, 1981, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 21.

Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan

Actress Deceased
Born on February 21, 1934
She turned 41 on this day in 1975.

Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer

Actor
Born on February 21, 1955
He turned 20 on this day in 1975.

James Dean Bradfield

James Dean Bradfield

Manic Street Preachers
Born on February 21, 1969
He turned 6 on this day in 1975.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Actress
Born on February 21, 1979
She was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Elliot Page

Elliot Page

Actor
Born on February 21, 1987
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez

Soccer player
Born on February 21, 1991
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner

Actress
Born on February 21, 1996
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on February 21, 1975.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 21, 1975 was most likely conceived around May 31, 1974.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 21, 1975 is close to November 14, 1975.

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Stats for February 21, 1975

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 21, 1975:

  • 17,906 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,558 weeks have passed.
  • 1,547,078,400 seconds have passed since February 21, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,804,924,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 798,292,454,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 257,846,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 133,048,742 steps. That's roughly 59,133 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,564,941 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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