August 15th, 1975

August 15th, 1975, fell on a Friday. It was day 227 of 1975. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years, 11 months and 19 days have passed since August 15th, 1975.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 15th, 1975:

  • The Birmingham Six are sentenced to life in prison.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 15th, 1975:

  • United States: Jive Talking - The Bee Gees
  • United Kingdom: Can't Give You Anything - Stylistics

Take Me Back!

The date is August 15th, 1975 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Jive Talking by The Bee Gees is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Can't Give You Anything by Stylistics is the number one hit song. Gerald Ford is currently the President of the United States.

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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "McMillan & Wife", "Emergency!" and "Maude". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Tank" and "Pursuit".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Sesame Street", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Star Trek: The Animated Series". Popular toys include the likes of "Big Jim (action figure)", "Magnavox Odyssey", "Shrinky Dinks" 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 August 15th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 44 years, 11 months and 19 days have passed since August 15th, 1975.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1975.
  • Leap Year: 1975 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 15th, 1975, will be 44 years of age.
  • People born in 1975 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 177289200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 15th, 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 16th, 1975: American serial killer Ted Bundy is arrested for the first time.
  • September 5th, 1975: Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 15th, 1975, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1975 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 15th, 1975 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might 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)
  • Weebles
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Frisbee
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 15th of August:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 15th of August:

  • Assumption of Mary to Heaven / Assumption Day

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on August 15th, 1975.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 15th, 1975 was probably conceived around the 5th of November, 1974. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 15th, 1975 is the 24th of May, 1976. (Rough Estimate).

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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 15th, 1975.

  • 16,425 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,419,120,000 seconds have passed since the August 15th, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,655,640,000 times.
  • Since August 15th, 1975, earth has travelled approximately 732,265,920,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 236,520,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 122,044,320 steps. That's about 54,242 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,029,440 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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