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April 4, 1975

April 4, 1975, was a Friday. It was 49 years, 2 months, and 16 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on April 4, 1975?

  • Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 4, 1975:

  • United States: "Loving You" by Minnie Ripperton
  • United Kingdom: "Bye Bye Baby" by Bay City Rollers

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 4, 1975

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Lady Marmalade - Labelle
  • Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton
  • Philadelphia Freedom - The Elton John Band
  • Express - B.T. Express
  • You Are So Beautiful/It's A Sin When You Love Somebody - Joe Cocker
Play the top songs 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 April 4, 1975.

Facts

This date was 17,975 days ago. Approximately 599 months have passed. It was the 94th day of 1975, in week 14. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 49 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 200 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to April 4, 1975

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Friday, April 4, 1975. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The summer of 1975 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song "Loving You" by Minnie Ripperton is at the top of the singles charts, while "Bye Bye Baby" by Bay City Rollers is the number-one song in the UK. Gerald Ford is the President of the United States, and the movie The Godfather Part II is at the top of the box office.

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.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Main Chance", "Upstairs, Downstairs", "The Rookies", and "Maude". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Race", "Gotcha", "Tank", and "Pursuit".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", "Happy Days", and "Bagpuss". Popular toys at the moment include Etch A Sketch, Twister mat, Battleship (game), and G.I. Joe Adventure Team.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 4, 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 April 4, 1975.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 4, 1975.

  • 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.
  • March 31, 1975: The last episode of Western drama series "Gunsmoke" is aired.
  • This date: April 4, 1975
  • April 6, 1975: Ted Bundy abducts 25-year-old Denise Lynn Oliverson from Grand Junction, Colorado.
  • April 13, 1975: The Lebanese Civil War begins.
  • April 17, 1975: The Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh.
  • April 18, 1975: The Cambodian Genocide begins as the Khmer Rouge begins the forced evacuation of Phnom Penh.
  • April 24, 1975: Welsh singer Pete Ham commits suicide at the age of 27.
  • April 26, 1975: North Vietnamese forces begin their assault on Saigon.
  • April 29, 1975: America begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon, Vietnam.
  • April 30, 1975: The Vietnam War ends after communist forces seize control of Saigon.
  • May 3, 1975: FA Cup Final 1975: West Ham United defeat Fulham 2-0.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 4, 1975, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1975 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 4, 1975 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1975

Television shows that people were watching in April 1975:

TV shows from April 1975.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Baretta
Baretta
Police Woman
Police Woman
The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
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

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 April 4, 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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1975

Toys and games that were popular 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)
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in April 1975.

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

Were you born on April 4, 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 April 4, 1981, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 4.

Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins

Actor Deceased
Born on April 4, 1932
He turned 43 on this day in 1975.

Mary-Margaret Humes

Mary-Margaret Humes

Actress
Born on April 4, 1954
She turned 21 on this day in 1975.

Graham Norton

Graham Norton

TV host
Born on April 4, 1963
He turned 12 on this day in 1975.

Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr

Actor
Born on April 4, 1965
He turned 10 on this day in 1975.

David Blaine

David Blaine

Magician
Born on April 4, 1973
He turned 2 on this day in 1975.

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger

Actor Deceased
Born on April 4, 1979
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on April 4, 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 April 4, 1975 was most likely conceived around July 12, 1974.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 4, 1975 is close to December 26, 1975.

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Stats for April 4, 1975

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 4, 1975:

  • 17,975 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,567 weeks have passed.
  • 1,553,040,000 seconds have passed since April 4, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,811,880,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 801,368,640,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 258,840,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 133,561,440 steps. That's roughly 59,361 miles.
  • 18,636,480 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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