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August 16th, 1975.

August 16th, 1975, was a Saturday. It was day 228 of 1975. The decade was the 1970s.

45 years, 11 months and 7 days have passed since August 16th, 1975.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On this day.

What happened on August 16th, 1975?

  • American serial killer Ted Bundy is arrested for the first time.
  • Football: David O'Leary makes his debut for Arsenal.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 16th, 1975.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Jaws" was at the top of the box office on August 16th, 1975.

Take me back to August 16th, 1975!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 16th, 1975 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their 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 and the movie Jaws is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister. 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 "What's My Line?", "All in the Family", "M*A*S*H" and "Barnaby Jones". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Race", "Gotcha", "Tank" and "Pursuit".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "Happy Days". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Battleship (game), G.I. Joe Adventure Team, VertiBird (toy helicopter) and Uno (card game).

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 August 16th, 1975.

  • Mood rings have become a fad.

    Mood rings have become a fad.

    In 1975 and 1976, mood rings became a fad. 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • American women.

    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.

    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.

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 45 years, 11 months and 7 days have passed since August 16th, 1975.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1975.
  • Leap Year: 1975 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 16th, 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 177375600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 16th, 1975.

  • July 17th, 1975: Bob Marley records the live version of "No Woman, No cry" at the Lyceum Theatre in London.
  • July 17th, 1975: The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox are divorced after 10 years of marriage.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 16th, 1975
  • August 29th, 1975: Irish political leader Éamon de Valera passes away at the age of 92.
  • September 5th, 1975: Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 16th, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 16th, 1975 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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.
  • Maude - Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.
  • Emergency! - TV series about a fire department in LA.
  • Upstairs, Downstairs - British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
  • McMillan & Wife - TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.
  • All in the Family - American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.
  • McCloud - A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.

Kid's TV shows on August 16th, 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
  • Risk board game
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • 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

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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out August 16th, 1981 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 16th.

James Cameron

Movie director.
Born on August 16th, 1954
He turned 21 on this day in 1975.

Madonna

Singer.
Born on August 16th, 1958
She turned 17 on this day in 1975.

Steve Carell

Actor.
Born on August 16th, 1962
He turned 13 on this day in 1975.

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on August 16th, 1975.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 16th, 1975.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 16th, 1975 was most likely conceived around the 6th of November, 1974.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 16th, 1975 is close to the 25th of May, 1976.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 16th, 1975.

  • A total of 16,778 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,396 weeks have passed.
  • 1,449,619,200 seconds have passed since the August 16th, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,691,222,400 times.
  • Since August 16th, 1975, the earth has travelled approximately 748,003,507,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 241,603,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,667,251 steps. That's about 55,408 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,395,430 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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