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July 17th, 1975.

July 17th, 1975, was a Thursday. It was day 198 of 1975. The decade was the 1970s.

45 years, 10 months and 2 days have passed since July 17th, 1975.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 17th, 1975?

  • Bob Marley records the live version of "No Woman, No cry" at the Lyceum Theatre in London.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 17th, 1975.

  • United States: Listen To What The Man Said - Wings
  • United Kingdom: Give A Little Love - Bay City Rollers
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Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 17th, 1975 and it's a Thursday. 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 Listen To What The Man Said by Wings is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Give A Little Love by Bay City Rollers 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", "M*A*S*H", "Last of the Summer Wine" and "Barnaby Jones".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Gotcha", "Tank" and "Pursuit". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "All in the Family", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "The New Adventures of Gilligan". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Battleship (game), Uno (card game), 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 July 17th, 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?

    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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1975.

  • 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.

  • 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" 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.

    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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 45 years, 10 months and 2 days have passed since July 17th, 1975.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 of 1975.
  • Leap Year: 1975 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 17th, 1975, will be 45 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1975 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 174783600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 17th, 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 17th, 1975
  • 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.
  • August 15th, 1975: The Birmingham Six are sentenced to life in prison.
  • August 16th, 1975: Football: David O'Leary makes his debut for Arsenal.
  • August 16th, 1975: American serial killer Ted Bundy is arrested for the first time.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 17th, 1975, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 17th, 1975 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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.

  • 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.
  • The Waltons - TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.

Kid's TV shows on July 17th, 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 17th of July.

  • July 17th, 1952: David Hasselhoff (Actor) turned 23 on this day in 1975.
  • July 17th, 1954: Angela Merkel (German Chancellor) turned 21 on this day in 1975.

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on July 17th, 1975.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 17th, 1975.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 17th, 1975 was most likely conceived around the 7th of October, 1974.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 17th, 1975 is close to the 25th of April, 1976.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 17th, 1975.

  • A total of 16,743 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,391 weeks have passed.
  • 1,446,595,200 seconds have passed since the July 17th, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,687,694,400 times.
  • Since July 17th, 1975, the earth has travelled approximately 746,443,123,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 241,099,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,407,187 steps. That's about 55,292 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,359,142 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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