April 18th, 1975

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

45 years, 5 months and 1 days have passed since April 18th, 1975.


On This Date

Events that occurred on April 18th, 1975:

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


Music Singles

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

Take Me Back!

The date is April 18th, 1975 and it's a Friday. People 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.

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 "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "Barnaby Jones", "Little House on the Prairie" and "The Rockford Files". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Gotcha" and "Pursuit".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Sesame Street", "All in the Family" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Shrinky Dinks", "Baby Alive (doll)" and "Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle".


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 April 18th, 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:

  • 45 years, 5 months and 1 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 45 years of age.
  • 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:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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 (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 18th, 1975 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • The Jeffersons - TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
  • Baretta - Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.
  • 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 - 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.

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 18th of April:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 18th, 1975 was probably conceived around the 9th of July, 1974. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 18th, 1975 is the 26th of January, 1976. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Pursuit - Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.
  • 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 April 18th, 1975.

  • 16,591 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,433,462,400 seconds have passed since the April 18th, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,672,372,800 times.
  • Since April 18th, 1975, earth has travelled approximately 739,666,598,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 238,910,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 123,277,766 steps. That's about 54,790 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,201,549 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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