December 24th, 1975

December 24th, 1975, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 358 of 1975. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years, 6 months and 17 days have passed since December 24th, 1975.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 24th, 1975:

  • United States: Let's Do It Again - Staple Singers
  • United Kingdom: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Take Me Back!

The date is December 24th, 1975 and it's a Wednesday. Christmas Day of 1975 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers. In America, the song Let's Do It Again by Staple Singers is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen 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 "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "Maude", "Barnaby Jones" and "Wonder Woman". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Tank", "Pursuit" and "Gun Fight". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Pink Panther Show", "Happy Days" and "The New Adventures of Gilligan".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Battleship (game)", "Frisbee", "G.I. Joe Adventure Team" and "Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle".


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 December 24th, 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, 6 months and 17 days have passed since December 24th, 1975.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1975.
  • Leap Year: 1975 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 24th, 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 188611200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 24th, 1975:

  • November 27th, 1975: Guinness Book of Records co-founder Ross McWhirter is killed by the Provisional IRA after he offers money to informants.
  • December 6th, 1975: The Balcombe Street siege begins when Provisional IRA members hold a couple hostage in London.
  • December 25th, 1975: Iron Maiden is formed by Steve Harris in London.
  • December 29th, 1975: 11 people are killed when a bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York City.
  • January 5th, 1976: The Kingsmill massacre: Gunmen kill 10 Protestant workmen in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
  • January 12th, 1976: 8-year-old Eloise Worledge goes missing in Beaumaris, Australia.
  • January 18th, 1976: Super Bowl X: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 at the Miami Orange Bowl.
  • January 21st, 1976: The first commercial Concorde flight takes place.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 24th, 1975, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1975 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 24th, 1975 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

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

  • Wonder Woman - TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.
  • 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.

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 24th of December:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 24th of December:

  • Christmas Eve

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on December 24th, 1975.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 24th, 1975 was probably conceived around the 16th of March, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 24th, 1975 is the 2nd of October, 1976. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Gun Fight - Wild West themed arcade shooter game.
  • Pursuit - Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.
  • Tank - Arcade game developed by Kee Games.
  • 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 December 24th, 1975.

  • 16,271 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,405,810,800 seconds have passed since the December 24th, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,640,112,600 times.
  • Since December 24th, 1975, earth has travelled approximately 725,398,372,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 234,301,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 120,899,729 steps. That's about 53,733 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,869,730 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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