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October 28, 1975

October 28, 1975, was a Tuesday. It was 48 years, 8 months, and 14 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Song charts

Popular songs

On October 28, 1975, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Island Girl" by Elton John
  • United Kingdom: "I Only Have Eyes For You" by Art Garfunkel

The music charts on October 28, 1975

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Bad Blood - Neil Sedaka
  • I'm Sorry - John Denver
  • Miracles - Jefferson Starship
  • Lyin' Eyes - Eagles
  • They Just Can't Stop It the (Games People Play) - The Spinners
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.
Three Days of the Condor

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Three Days of the Condor".

Facts

This date was 17,790 days ago. Approximately 593 months have passed. It was the 301st day of 1975, in week 44. 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 October 28, 1975

Let's go back to the seventies.

It is Tuesday, October 28, 1975. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. 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. Halloween 1975 is just days away. People are watching horror movies and thinking about which costume they are going to wear. Others are organizing parties. In America, the song "Island Girl" by Elton John is at the top of the singles charts, while "I Only Have Eyes For You" by Art Garfunkel is the number-one song in the UK.

Gerald Ford is the President of the United States, and the movie Three Days of the Condor 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 "All in the Family", "McMillan & Wife", "The Rookies", and "The Rockford Files".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Tank", and "Pursuit". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Star Trek: The Animated Series", "The New Adventures of Gilligan", "Hong Kong Phooey", and "Land of the Lost". Popular toys at the moment include Frisbee, Kenner SSP Racers, Shrinky Dinks, and Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 28, 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to October 28, 1975.

  • 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.
  • This date: October 28, 1975
  • October 30, 1975: The Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, commits his first murder.
  • November 6, 1975: The Sex Pistols play their first gig.
  • November 10, 1975:
    • ABBA release the single "Fernando".
    • 29 crew members die after the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in Lake Superior during a storm.
  • November 11, 1975: Liberal leader Malcolm Fraser becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • November 20, 1975: Spanish dictator Francisco Franco dies.
  • November 22, 1975: The Spanish monarchy is restored when Juan Carlos is declared as the King of Spain in the aftermath of the death of nationalist dictator Francisco Franco.
  • November 27, 1975: Guinness Book of Records co-founder Ross McWhirter is killed by the Provisional IRA after he offers money to informants.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 28, 1975, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • 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 28, 1975 falls under the Snake.
  • 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

TV shows in 1975

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

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

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 October 28, 1975

If you were a kid on October 28, 1975, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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
Bagpuss
Bagpuss
Happy Days
Happy Days
Bailey's Comets
Bailey's Comets
Toys

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 October 1975.

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

Were you born on October 28, 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 28, 1981, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 28.

Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner

TV personality
Born on October 28, 1949
She turned 26 on this day in 1975.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Business magnate
Born on October 28, 1955
He turned 20 on this day in 1975.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

Actress
Born on October 28, 1967
She turned 8 on this day in 1975.

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix

Actor
Born on October 28, 1974
He turned 1 on this day in 1975.

Gwendoline Christie

Gwendoline Christie

Actress
Born on October 28, 1978
She was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Actor
Born on October 28, 1982
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Edd Gould

Edd Gould

British animator Deceased
Born on October 28, 1988
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Cheslin Kolbe

Cheslin Kolbe

Rugby player
Born on October 28, 1993
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Maro Itoje

Maro Itoje

Rugby player
Born on October 28, 1994
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on October 28, 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 28, 1975 was most likely conceived around February 4, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 28, 1975 is close to July 20, 1976.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 28, 1975:

  • 17,790 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,541 weeks have passed.
  • 1,537,052,400 seconds have passed since October 28, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,793,227,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 793,119,038,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 256,175,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 132,186,506 steps. That's roughly 58,750 miles.
  • 18,444,629 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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