August 30, 1975 Labor Day weekend

August 30, 1975, was a Saturday. It was 48 years, 9 months, and 25 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Song charts

Popular songs

On August 30, 1975, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Get Down Tonight" by KC & Sunshine Band
  • United Kingdom: "Can't Give You Anything" by Stylistics

The music charts on August 30, 1975

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Get Down Tonight - KC And The Sunshine Band
  • Fallin' In Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
  • Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
  • One Of These Nights - Eagles
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor
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.

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Jaws".


This date was 17,831 days ago. Approximately 594 months have passed. It was the 242nd day of 1975, in week 35. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 48 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 198 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to August 30, 1975

Let's go back to the seventies.

It is Saturday, August 30, 1975. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, attending dances, shopping, and watching sports.

The summer of 1975 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In the United States, it is Labor Day weekend. People are attending barbecues and other gatherings. To many Americans, Labor Day represents the end of summer 1975. In America, the song "Get Down Tonight" by KC & Sunshine Band is at the top of the singles charts, while "Can't Give You Anything" by Stylistics 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 Sal Mineo, Anissa Jones, Rosalind Russell, and Tommy Bolin would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Hee Haw", "McCloud", "Good Times", and "The Rockford Files".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Gotcha", and "Tank". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", "Happy Days", "Hong Kong Phooey", and "Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch". Popular toys at the moment include Troll doll, Operation, Lite-Brite, and Kenner SSP Racers.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 30, 1975.

  • 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 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 30, 1975.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to August 30, 1975.

  • July 31, 1975: A UVF terrorist attack in County Down, Northern Ireland kills five people, including three members of the Miami Showband.
  • August 15, 1975: The Birmingham Six are sentenced to life in prison.
  • August 16, 1975:
    • Football: David O'Leary makes his debut for Arsenal.
    • American serial killer Ted Bundy is arrested for the first time.
  • August 23, 1975: The Pontiac Silverdome opens in Pontiac, Michigan.
  • August 25, 1975: Bruce Springsteen releases his song "Born to Run".
  • August 29, 1975:
    • Irish political leader Éamon de Valera passes away at the age of 92.
    • Peru's prime minister, Francisco Morales Bermúdez, carries out a coup against the president.
  • This date: August 30, 1975
  • September 5, 1975: Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate US President Gerald Ford in Sacramento, California.
  • September 18, 1975: Patty Hearst is captured in San Francisco.
  • September 19, 1975: The first episode of the British comedy sitcom "Fawlty Towers" is aired on BBC2.
  • September 21, 1975:
    • Walter Payton makes his NFL debut.
    • Golf: The United States wins the 1975 Ryder Cup at the Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.
  • September 22, 1975: US President Gerald Ford survives a second assassination attempt.
  • September 27, 1975: Spain uses capital punishment for the last time.
  • September 28, 1975: The Spaghetti House siege begins in London, England, after three robbers barricade themselves into the restaurant with staff members.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 30, 1975, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1975 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 33.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 30, 1975 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1975

In August 1975, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from August 1975.

Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Barney Miller
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
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
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 August 30, 1975

If you were a kid on August 30, 1975, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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
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

Popular toys and games in 1975

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 August 1975.

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

Were you born on August 30, 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 August 30, 1981, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 30.

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Business magnate
Born on August 30, 1930
He turned 45 on this day in 1975.

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

Born on August 30, 1972
She turned 3 on this day in 1975.


US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on August 30, 1975.


UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 30, 1975 was most likely conceived around December 7, 1974.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 30, 1975 is close to May 22, 1976.

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Stats for August 30, 1975


Here are some interesting statistics about August 30, 1975:

  • 17,831 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,547 weeks have passed.
  • 1,540,598,400 seconds have passed since August 30, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,797,364,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 794,948,774,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 256,766,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 132,491,462 steps. That's roughly 58,885 miles.
  • 18,487,181 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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