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November 20, 1975

November 20, 1975, was a Thursday. It was 48 years, 6 months, and 24 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on November 20, 1975:

  • Spanish dictator Francisco Franco dies.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 20, 1975:

  • United States: "That's The Way I Like It" by KC & Sunshine Band
  • United Kingdom: "D.I.V.O.R.C.E." by Billy Connolly

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 20, 1975

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Island Girl - Elton John
  • Lyin' Eyes - Eagles
  • Who Loves You - The 4 Seasons
  • Miracles - Jefferson Starship
  • Heat Wave/love Is A Rose - Linda Ronstadt
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 17,740 days ago. Approximately 591 months have passed. It was the 324th day of 1975, in week 47. The decade was the seventies. The start of 1976 was just 41 days away. People born on this day are currently 48 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 197 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to November 20, 1975

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Thursday, November 20, 1975. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder.

In America, the song "That's The Way I Like It" by KC & Sunshine Band is at the top of the singles charts, while "D.I.V.O.R.C.E." by Billy Connolly 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. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", starring Jack Nicholson, is currently being played in movie theaters.

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 "M*A*S*H", "Harry O", "Police Woman", and "Barney Miller". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Tank", and "Pursuit".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", "The Adventures of Black Beauty", "Bagpuss", and "Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch". Popular toys at the moment include Twister mat, Lite-Brite, Magnavox Odyssey, and Connect Four.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 20, 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 November 20, 1975.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to November 20, 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.
  • This date: November 20, 1975
  • 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.
  • December 6, 1975: The Balcombe Street siege begins when Provisional IRA members hold a couple hostage in London.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 20, 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 20, 1975 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on November 20, 1975

People in November 1975 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from November 1975.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
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

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 November 20, 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
Bagpuss
Bagpuss
Happy Days
Happy Days
Bailey's Comets
Bailey's Comets
Toys

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 November 1975.

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

Were you born on November 20, 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 November 20, 1981, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 20.

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

American politician Deceased
Born on November 20, 1925
He was not alive on this date.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden

US President
Born on November 20, 1942
He turned 33 on this day in 1975.

Mike D

Mike D

Beastie Boys
Born on November 20, 1965
He turned 10 on this day in 1975.

Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley Walsh

Girls Aloud
Born on November 20, 1981
She was born exactly 6 years after this date.

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on November 20, 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 November 20, 1975 was most likely conceived around February 27, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 20, 1975 is close to August 12, 1976.

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Stats for November 20, 1975

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about November 20, 1975:

  • 17,740 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,534 weeks have passed.
  • 1,532,732,400 seconds have passed since November 20, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,788,187,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 790,889,918,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 255,455,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 131,814,986 steps. That's roughly 58,584 miles.
  • 18,392,789 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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