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April 18th, 1975.

April 18th, 1975, was a Friday. It was day 108 of 1975. The decade was the 1970s.

46 years, 6 months and 8 days have passed since April 18th, 1975.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on April 18th, 1975?

  • The Cambodian Genocide begins as the Khmer Rouge begins the forced evacuation of Phnom Penh.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 18th, 1975.

  • United States: Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John Band
  • United Kingdom: Bye Bye Baby - Bay City Rollers
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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 18th, 1975.

Take me back to April 18th, 1975!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 18th, 1975 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 1975 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John Band is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers 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 "Columbo", "The Rookies", "Maude" and "Happy Days".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Race", "Gotcha", "Tank" and "Pursuit". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Schoolhouse Rock!", "Bagpuss" and "Hong Kong Phooey". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, G.I. Joe Adventure Team, Big Jim (action figure) and Magnavox Odyssey.

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 April 18th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 46 years, 6 months and 8 days have passed since April 18th, 1975.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 1975.
  • Leap Year: 1975 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 18th, 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 167007600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 18th, 1975.

  • March 31st, 1975: The last episode of Western drama series "Gunsmoke" is aired.
  • April 4th, 1975: Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
  • April 13th, 1975: The Lebanese Civil War begins.
  • April 17th, 1975: The Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh.
  • This date: April 18th, 1975
  • April 24th, 1975: Welsh singer Pete Ham commits suicide at the age of 27.
  • April 26th, 1975: North Vietnamese forces begin their assault on Saigon.
  • April 29th, 1975: The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon.
  • April 30th, 1975: The Vietnam War ends after communist forces seize control of Saigon.
  • May 3rd, 1975: FA Cup Final 1975: West Ham United defeat Fulham 2-0.
  • May 6th, 1975: Serial killer Ted Bundy abducts and murders 12-year-old Lynette Dawn Culver in Pocatello, Idaho.
  • May 6th, 1975: Actor Sean Connery and Moroccan-French painter Micheline Roquebrune are married in Casablanca.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 18th, 1975, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 18th, 1975 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

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.

TV shows from April, 1975.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Baretta
Baretta
Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.

The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

Kids' TV shows on April 18th, 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

Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Animated Series

Bailey's Comets
Bailey's Comets

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

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.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.

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 April 18th, 1981 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 18th.

Michael D. Higgins

Irish President.
Born on April 18th, 1941
He turned 34 on this day in 1975.

James Woods

Actor.
Born on April 18th, 1947
He turned 28 on this day in 1975.

Rick Moranis

Actor.
Born on April 18th, 1953
He turned 22 on this day in 1975.

Conan O'Brien

American talk show host.
Born on April 18th, 1963
He turned 12 on this day in 1975.

David Tennant

Scottish actor.
Born on April 18th, 1971
He turned 4 on this day in 1975.

Melissa Joan Hart

American actress.
Born on April 18th, 1976
She was born exactly one year after this date.

Kourtney Kardashian

Media personality.
Born on April 18th, 1979
She was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Kayleigh McEnany

White House press secretary.
Born on April 18th, 1988
She was born exactly 13 years after this date.

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on April 18th, 1975.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 18th, 1975.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 18th, 1975 was most likely conceived around July 26th, 1974.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 18th, 1975 is close to January 9th, 1976.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 18th, 1975.

  • A total of 16,993 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,427 weeks have passed.
  • 1,468,195,200 seconds have passed since the April 18th, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,712,894,400 times.
  • Since April 18th, 1975, the earth has travelled approximately 757,588,723,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 244,699,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 126,264,787 steps. That's about 56,118 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,618,342 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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