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April 26th, 1975.

April 26th, 1975, was a Saturday. It was day 116 of 1975. The decade was the 1970s.

46 years, 4 months and 24 days have passed since April 26th, 1975.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on April 26th, 1975?

  • North Vietnamese forces begin their assault on Saigon.

Born on April 26th, 1975.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 26th, 1975.

  • United States: Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - B.J. Thomas
  • 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 26th, 1975.

Take me back to April 26th, 1975!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 26th, 1975 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1975 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song by B.J. Thomas 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 "McMillan & Wife", "The Waltons", "Kojak" and "Happy Days".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Gotcha" and "Pursuit". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "All in the Family", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Star Trek: The Animated Series" and "The New Adventures of Gilligan". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Frisbee, Magna Doodle and Connect Four.

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 26th, 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.

  • 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 46 years, 4 months and 24 days have passed since April 26th, 1975.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 of 1975.
  • Leap Year: 1975 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 26th, 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 167698800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 26th, 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.
  • April 18th, 1975: The Cambodian Genocide begins as the Khmer Rouge begins the forced evacuation of Phnom Penh.
  • April 24th, 1975: Welsh singer Pete Ham commits suicide at the age of 27.
  • This date: April 26th, 1975
  • 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.
  • May 25th, 1975: The Golden State Warriors win the 1975 NBA Finals after they defeat the Washington Bullets 4-0.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 26th, 1975, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1975 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 26th, 1975 falls under the Beaver.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • The Waltons - TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.
  • 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.
  • McMillan & Wife - TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.
  • All in the Family - American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.
  • McCloud - A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

Kid's TV shows on April 26th, 1975.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1975.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1975.

  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Risk board game
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Kenner SSP Racers
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Uno (card game)
  • Weebles
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Frisbee
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

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 26th, 1981 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 26th.

William Shakespeare

Playwright / Poet. Deceased
Born on April 26th, 1564
He was not alive on this date.

Jet Li

Actor.
Born on April 26th, 1963
He turned 12 on this day in 1975.

Kevin James

Actor / Comedian.
Born on April 26th, 1965
He turned 10 on this day in 1975.

Melania Trump

First Lady of the United States.
Born on April 26th, 1970
She turned 5 on this day in 1975.

T-Boz

Singer.
Born on April 26th, 1970
She turned 5 on this day in 1975.

Channing Tatum

Actor.
Born on April 26th, 1980
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on April 26th, 1975.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 26th, 1975.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 26th, 1975 was most likely conceived around the 17th of July, 1974.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 26th, 1975 is close to the 3rd of February, 1976.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 26th, 1975.

  • A total of 16,949 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,421 weeks have passed.
  • 1,464,393,600 seconds have passed since the April 26th, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,708,459,200 times.
  • Since April 26th, 1975, the earth has travelled approximately 755,627,097,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 244,065,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 125,937,850 steps. That's about 55,972 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,572,723 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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