September 18, 1975

September 18, 1975, was a Thursday. It was 48 years, 9 months, and 2 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on September 18, 1975:

  • Patty Hearst is captured in San Francisco.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 18, 1975:

  • United States: "Fame" by David Bowie
  • United Kingdom: "Sailing" by Rod Stewart

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 18, 1975

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
  • Fallin' In Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
  • At Seventeen - Janis Ian
  • Get Down Tonight - KC And The Sunshine Band
  • Fame - David Bowie
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 movie "Jaws" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date was 17,808 days ago. Approximately 594 months have passed. It was the 261st day of 1975, in week 38. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 48 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 198 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to September 18, 1975

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Thursday, September 18, 1975. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves.

The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "Fame" by David Bowie is at the top of the singles charts, while "Sailing" by Rod Stewart 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 "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "Soul Train", "Upstairs, Downstairs", and "The Rockford Files". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Race", "Gotcha", "Tank", and "Pursuit".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Land of the Lost", and "The Oddball Couple". Popular toys at the moment include Twister mat, Weebles, Magna Doodle, and Connect Four.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 18, 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 September 18, 1975.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 18, 1975.

  • 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.
  • September 5, 1975: Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate US President Gerald Ford in Sacramento, California.
  • This date: September 18, 1975
  • 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.
  • October 1, 1975:
    • Drummer Al Jackson Jr. is shot dead in Memphis, Tennessee.
    • Thrilla in Manila: Boxing champion Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in the Philippines.
  • October 3, 1975: The Spaghetti House siege in London comes to an end after the three robbers release all of their hostages unharmed.
  • October 11, 1975: The first episode of Saturday Night Live is aired.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 18, 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 18, 1975 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on September 18, 1975

People in September 1975 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from September 1975.

Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
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

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 September 18, 1975

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1975:

The Oddball Couple
The Oddball Couple
Return to the Planet of the Apes
Return to the Planet of the Apes
The Great Grape Ape Show
The Great Grape Ape Show

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

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 September 1975.

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

Were you born on September 18, 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 September 18, 1981, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 18.

Gerry Bamman

Gerry Bamman

Born on September 18, 1941
He turned 34 on this day in 1975.

John McAfee

John McAfee

Computer programmer Deceased
Born on September 18, 1945
He turned 30 on this day in 1975.

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini

Actor Deceased
Born on September 18, 1961
He turned 14 on this day in 1975.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

Born on September 18, 1971
She turned 4 on this day in 1975.



Rapper / Television host
Born on September 18, 1974
He turned 1 on this day in 1975.



Brazilian soccer player
Born on September 18, 1976
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic

Soccer player
Born on September 18, 1998
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.


US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on September 18, 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 September 18, 1975 was most likely conceived around December 26, 1974.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 18, 1975 is close to June 10, 1976.

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Stats for September 18, 1975


Here are some interesting statistics about September 18, 1975:

  • 17,808 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,544 weeks have passed.
  • 1,538,611,200 seconds have passed since September 18, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,795,046,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 793,923,379,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 256,435,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 132,320,563 steps. That's roughly 58,809 miles.
  • 18,463,334 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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