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July 8, 1975

July 8, 1975, was a Tuesday. It was 48 years, 11 months, and 7 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on July 8, 1975:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 8, 1975

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille
  • The Hustle - Van McCoy And The Soul City Symphony
  • Listen To What The Man Said - Wings
  • Wildfire - Michael Murphey
  • Love Won't Let Me Wait - Major Harris
Play the top songs 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.
Jaws

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Jaws" was at the top of the box office on July 8, 1975.

Facts

This date was 17,875 days ago. Approximately 596 months have passed. It was the 189th day of 1975, in week 28. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 48 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 199 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to July 8, 1975

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, July 8, 1975. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed.

The summer of 1975 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille is at the top of the singles charts, while "Tears On My Pillow" by Johnny Nash is the number-one song in the UK. Gerald Ford is the President of the United States, and the movie Jaws is at the top of the box office.

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.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Kojak", "Happy Days", "The Jeffersons", and "Barney Miller". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Gotcha", "Tank", and "Pursuit".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!", "The Adventures of Black Beauty", "The New Adventures of Gilligan", and "Land of the Lost". Popular toys at the moment include Twister mat, VertiBird (toy helicopter), Baby Alive (doll), and Risk board game.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 8, 1975.

  • Jaws.

    Jaws

    Steven Spielberg's film "Jaws" was being shown in theaters during the summer of 1975. Notably, the movie made many people somewhat afraid to swim in the ocean.
  • 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 8, 1975.

  • June 20, 1975: The movie Jaws (1975) is released.
  • June 28, 1975:
    • American screenwriter Rod Serling dies from a heart attack at the age of 50.
    • Ted Bundy abducts 15-year-old Susan Curtis near Price, Utah.
  • June 29, 1975: American electronics engineer Steve Wozniak tests his first prototype of the "Apple I" desktop computer.
  • July 4, 1975:
    • Australian newspaper publisher Juanita Nielsen disappears.
    • Nancy Perry Baird goes missing in East Layton, Utah.
  • This date: July 8, 1975
  • July 17, 1975:
    • Bob Marley records the live version of "No Woman, No cry" at the Lyceum Theatre in London.
    • The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox are divorced after 10 years of marriage.
  • July 24, 1975: Actress Barbara Colby is shot dead at a parking area in Venice, Los Angeles.
  • July 30, 1975: Labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa vanishes at the age of 62.
  • July 31, 1975: A UVF terrorist attack in County Down, Northern Ireland kills five people, including three members of the Miami Showband.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 8, 1975, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • 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: July 8, 1975 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1975

The following TV shows were popular in July 1975:

TV shows from July 1975.

Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
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

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

Kids TV shows on July 8, 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
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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1975

Toys and games that were popular in 1975:

Pet Rock
Pet Rock
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)
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in July 1975.

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

Were you born on July 8, 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 July 8, 1981, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 8.

John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller

Business magnate Deceased
Born on July 8, 1839
He was not alive on this date.

Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss founder Deceased
Born on July 8, 1885
He was not alive on this date.

Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon

Actor
Born on July 8, 1958
He turned 17 on this day in 1975.

TotalBiscuit

TotalBiscuit

Youtuber Deceased
Born on July 8, 1984
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk

Soccer player
Born on July 8, 1991
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith

Actor
Born on July 8, 1998
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Shannon Singh

Shannon Singh

Love Island contestant
Born on July 8, 1998
She was born exactly 23 years after this date.

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on July 8, 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 July 8, 1975 was most likely conceived around October 15, 1974.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 8, 1975 is close to March 30, 1976.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 8, 1975:

  • 17,875 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,553 weeks have passed.
  • 1,544,400,000 seconds have passed since July 8, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,801,800,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 796,910,400,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 257,400,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 132,818,400 steps. That's roughly 59,030 miles.
  • 18,532,800 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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