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October 1, 1975

October 1, 1975, was a Wednesday. It was the 274th day of 1975. The decade was the seventies.

48 years and 5 months have passed since October 1, 1975.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on October 1, 1975?

  • Thrilla in Manila: Boxing champion Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in the Philippines.
  • Drummer Al Jackson Jr. is shot dead in Memphis, Tennessee.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 1, 1975:

  • United States: "Bad Blood" by Neil Sedaka
  • United Kingdom: "Hold Me Close" by David Essex

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 1, 1975

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • I'm Sorry - John Denver
  • Fame - David Bowie
  • Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
  • Fight The Power Part 1 - The Isley Brothers
  • Run Joey Run - David Geddes
Play the top singles 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.
Love and Death

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Love and Death" was at the top of the box office on October 1, 1975.

Facts

This date occurred 17,684 days ago. Approximately 589 months have passed. It was the 274th day of 1975, in week 40. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on October 1, 1975, are now 48 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 196 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to October 1, 1975

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is October 1, 1975, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. In America, the song "Bad Blood" by Neil Sedaka is at the top of the singles charts, while "Hold Me Close" by David Essex is the number-one song in the UK.

Gerald Ford is the President of the United States, and the movie Love and Death is at the top of the box office. Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "Hawaii Five-O", "Emergency!", and "Harry O".

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.

People are playing video games such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Gotcha", and "Tank". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Adventures of Black Beauty", "Hong Kong Phooey", and "Return to the Planet of the Apes". Children are playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Shrinky Dinks, Magna Doodle, and Dungeons & Dragons.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 1, 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

    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 October 1, 1975.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around October 1, 1975.

  • September 5, 1975: Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.
  • 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: U.S. 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.
  • This date: October 1, 1975
  • 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.
  • October 30, 1975: The Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, commits his first murder.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 1, 1975, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1975 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 1, 1975 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in October 1975

Television shows that people were watching in October 1975:

TV shows from October 1975.

Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Barney Miller
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Baretta
Baretta
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
Kojak
Kojak
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
The Waltons
The Waltons
Maude
Maude
The Rookies
The Rookies
Emergency!
Emergency!
Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
Upstairs, Downstairs
Upstairs, Downstairs
Soul Train
Soul Train
McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in October 1975

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

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
Bagpuss
Bagpuss
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
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
The Electric Company
The Electric Company
All in the Family
All in the Family
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
Toys

Toys in 1975

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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)
Uno (card game)
Uno (card game)
Weebles
Weebles
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Frisbee
Frisbee
Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Twister mat
Twister mat
Operation
Operation
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch
Troll doll
Troll doll
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in October 1975.

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

Were you born on October 1, 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 October 1, 1981, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 1.

Walter Matthau

Walter Matthau

Actor Deceased
Born on October 1, 1920
He turned 55 on this day in 1975.

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

US President
Born on October 1, 1924
He turned 51 on this day in 1975.

Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis

Actor
Born on October 1, 1969
He turned 6 on this day in 1975.

Keith Duffy

Keith Duffy

Boyzone
Born on October 1, 1974
He turned 1 on this day in 1975.

Olivia Dunne

Olivia Dunne

American gymnast
Born on October 1, 2002
She was born exactly 27 years after this date.

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on October 1, 1975.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 1, 1975 was most likely conceived around January 8, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 1, 1975 is close to June 23, 1976.

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Stats for October 1, 1975

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 1, 1975:

  • 17,684 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,526 weeks have passed.
  • 1,527,901,200 seconds have passed since October 1, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,782,551,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 788,397,019,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 254,650,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 131,399,503 steps. That's roughly 58,400 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,334,814 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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