October 3rd, 1975

October 3rd, 1975, fell on a Friday. It was day 276 of 1975. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years, 10 months and 12 days have passed since October 3rd, 1975.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: India Arie: Singer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 3rd, 1975:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is October 3rd, 1975 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Hold Me Close by David Essex 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 "M*A*S*H", "Last of the Summer Wine", "The Rockford Files" and "Welcome Back, Kotter".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Gotcha" and "Tank". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Sesame Street", "All in the Family" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Etch A Sketch", "Big Jim (action figure)", "Baby Alive (doll)" and "Dungeons & Dragons".


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 October 3rd, 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, 10 months and 12 days have passed since October 3rd, 1975.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1975.
  • Leap Year: 1975 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 3rd, 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 181522800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 3rd, 1975:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 3rd, 1975, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1975 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 3rd, 1975 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Welcome Back, Kotter - Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".
  • 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.

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" - "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 3rd of October:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 3rd of October:

  • German Unity Day

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on October 3rd, 1975.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 3rd, 1975 was probably conceived around the 24th of December, 1974. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 3rd, 1975 is the 12th of July, 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 October 3rd, 1975.

  • 16,388 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,415,923,200 seconds have passed since the October 3rd, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,651,910,400 times.
  • Since October 3rd, 1975, earth has travelled approximately 730,616,371,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 235,987,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 121,769,395 steps. That's about 54,120 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,991,078 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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