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April 29, 1975

April 29, 1975, was a Tuesday. It was the 119th day of 1975. The decade was the seventies.

48 years, 10 months, and 3 days have passed since April 29, 1975.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on April 29, 1975:

  • America begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon, Vietnam.
Song charts

Popular songs

On April 29, 1975, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "He Don't Love You" by Tony Orlando & Dawn
  • United Kingdom: "Oh Boy" by Mud

The music charts on April 29, 1975

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - B.J. Thomas
  • Philadelphia Freedom - The Elton John Band
  • He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) - Tony Orlando & Dawn
  • Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton
  • Supernatural Thing - Part I - Ben E. King
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 Godfather Part II

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Godfather Part II".

Facts

This date occurred 17,840 days ago. Approximately 595 months have passed. It was the 119th day of 1975, in week 18. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on April 29, 1975, are now 48 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 198 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to April 29, 1975

Let's go back to the seventies.

The date is April 29, 1975, and it's a Tuesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1975 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song "He Don't Love You" by Tony Orlando & Dawn is at the top of the singles charts, while "Oh Boy" by Mud 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.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "Soul Train", "Maude", and "The Six Million Dollar Man". 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 "Space Race", "Gotcha", "Tank", and "Pursuit". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!", "Star Trek: The Animated Series", and "Valley of the Dinosaurs".

Children are playing with toys such as Frisbee, VertiBird (toy helicopter), Magnavox Odyssey, and Shrinky Dinks.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 29, 1975.

  • The Vietnam War ends.

    The Vietnam War ends

    On April 29th, 1975, the United States began to evacuate its citizens from Saigon. The next day, North Vietnamese forces captured the city. This marked the end of the war.
  • 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.
  • 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 29, 1975.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around April 29, 1975.

  • March 31, 1975: The last episode of Western drama series "Gunsmoke" is aired.
  • April 4, 1975: Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
  • 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.
  • This date: April 29, 1975
  • 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.
  • May 6, 1975:
    • Serial killer Ted Bundy abducts and murders 12-year-old Lynette Dawn Culver in Pocatello, Idaho.
    • Actor Sean Connery and Moroccan-French painter Micheline Roquebrune are married in Casablanca.
  • May 25, 1975: The Golden State Warriors win the 1975 NBA Finals after they defeat the Washington Bullets 4-0.
  • May 28, 1975: Football: Bayern Munich win the European Cup after defeating Leeds United 2-0.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 29, 1975, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 29, 1975 falls under the Beaver.
  • 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

Television shows in April 1975

In April 1975, TV audiences were watching the following series:

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
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 Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
McCloud
McCloud

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 April 1975

If you were a kid on April 29, 1975, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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 April 1975.

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

Were you born on April 29, 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 29, 1981, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 29.

Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff

American fraudster Deceased
Born on April 29, 1938
He turned 37 on this day in 1975.

Tammi Terrell

Tammi Terrell

Motown singer Deceased
Born on April 29, 1945
She was not alive on this date.

Dale Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt

Stock car driver Deceased
Born on April 29, 1951
He turned 24 on this day in 1975.

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld

Actor
Born on April 29, 1954
He turned 21 on this day in 1975.

Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan

Actor Deceased
Born on April 29, 1955
He turned 20 on this day in 1975.

Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis

Actor
Born on April 29, 1957
He turned 18 on this day in 1975.

Federico Castelluccio

Federico Castelluccio

Actor
Born on April 29, 1964
He turned 11 on this day in 1975.

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

Actress
Born on April 29, 1970
She turned 5 on this day in 1975.

Master P

Master P

Rapper
Born on April 29, 1970
He turned 5 on this day in 1975.

Kian Egan

Kian Egan

Irish singer
Born on April 29, 1980
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Candace Owens

Candace Owens

Conservative author
Born on April 29, 1989
She was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on April 29:

  • Showa Day (Japan)
USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on April 29, 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 29, 1975 was most likely conceived around August 6, 1974.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 29, 1975 is close to January 20, 1976.

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Stats for April 29, 1975

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 29, 1975:

  • 17,840 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,548 weeks have passed.
  • 1,541,379,600 seconds have passed since April 29, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,798,276,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 795,351,873,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 256,896,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 132,558,646 steps. That's roughly 58,915 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,496,555 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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