July 8th, 1975

July 8th, 1975, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 189 of 1975. The decade was the 1970s.

45 years, 9 months and 14 days have passed since July 8th, 1975.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 8th, 1975:

  • United States: Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille
  • United Kingdom: Tears On My Pillow - Johnny Nash

Take Me Back!

The date is July 8th, 1975 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain & Tennille is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Tears On My Pillow by Johnny Nash is the number one hit song. Gerald Ford is currently the President of the United States and 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "McCloud", "All in the Family", "Baretta" and "Starsky & Hutch".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Race", "Gotcha", "Tank" and "Pursuit". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Pink Panther Show", "Happy Days" and "The New Adventures of Gilligan". Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Battleship (game)", "Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle" and "Pet Rock".


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 July 8th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jaws.

    Steven Spielberg's movie "Jaws" was being played in movie theaters at the time.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 45 years, 9 months and 14 days have passed since July 8th, 1975.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 of 1975.
  • Leap Year: 1975 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 8th, 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 174006000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 8th, 1975:

  • June 20th, 1975: The movie Jaws (1975) is released.
  • June 28th, 1975: American screenwriter Rod Serling dies from a heart attack at the age of 50.
  • July 4th, 1975: Australian newspaper publisher Juanita Nielsen disappears.
  • This date: July 8th, 1975
  • July 17th, 1975: Bob Marley records the live version of "No Woman, No cry" at the Lyceum Theatre in London.
  • July 24th, 1975: Actress Barbara Colby is shot dead at a parking area in Venice, Los Angeles.
  • July 30th, 1975: Labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa vanishes at the age of 62.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 8th, 1975, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1975 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 8th, 1975 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Starsky & Hutch - Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.
  • 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.

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:

  • Pet Rock
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 8th of July:


US President

Who was the US President on July 8th, 1975?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 8th, 1975?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 8th, 1975 was probably conceived around the 28th of September, 1974. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 8th, 1975 is the 16th of April, 1976. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 8th, 1975.

  • 16,725 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,445,040,000 seconds have passed since the July 8th, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,685,880,000 times.
  • Since July 8th, 1975, earth has travelled approximately 745,640,640,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 240,840,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,273,440 steps. That's about 55,233 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,340,480 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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